com), which includes soya, red clover, sage, alfafa and flaxseeds - all sources of phyto-oestrogens
and phytosterols, which help to reduce hot flushes and vaginal dryness.
Role of phyto-oestrogens
in ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Sesame is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant lignans, exemplified by Sesamin, Sesamolin and Sesaminol, which are also classified as phyto-oestrogens
are mainly sourced from soy and red clover, which express their pharmacological action through isoflavones.
Food containing phyto-oestrogens
may also help, suggests Cullen - as well as wholegrains, sources include quinoa, pumpkin seeds, garlic, red lentils, berries and leafy greens.
Association between dietary phyto-oestrogens
and bone density in men and postmenopausal women.
are plant chemicals that function like the female sex hormone.
The role of phyto-oestrogens
in women's health, in particular breast health, has been the subject of debate for several years.
Phytotherapy uses medications made from plant and herbal materials (Goldberg 2002) and, in the case of the treatment of menopausal symptoms, this entails the administration of phyto-oestrogens
, which stimulate the oestrogen receptors (Faloon 2002).
and risk of prostate cancer in Scottish men.
Linseed: One of the healthiest foods you can eat, linseeds contain phyto-oestrogens
and are also high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Exposure of infants to phyto-oestrogens
from soy-based infant formula.