Men and women are distinguished not only by external differences (secondary sexual characteristics), but also by internal ones - hormonal (primary sexual characteristics). For the fact that a woman is born a woman, are responsible estrogen - female sex hormones. They not only determine the structure and behavior of women, but also are responsible for many other functions in our body.
Climax - not the most pleasant period of women. Menopause is the first thing that indicates to a woman the extinction of her sexual functions, her affinity for old age. And women, more than men, want to stay young as long as possible. But time takes its toll, the body is rebuilt to a new level of work. And, above all, the amount of female hormones - estrogen - with the onset of menopause decreases markedly.
Reduction of estrogen in the blood significantly affects the general condition of women. When menopause, many women feel hot flashes, become irritable, restless, depressed, they have exacerbated chronic diseases on the nerves of the soil. It is because of poor general well-being and for a number of other reasons that women go to doctors during menopause. Doctors prescribe treatment, where one of the main points is replacement of natural female hormones with vegetable ones, i.e. phytoestrogens.
What are phytoestrogens?
Phytoestrogens are special substances of plant origin, similar in effect to the sex hormones estrogen. Phytoestrogens and estrogens have different chemical structures, but they are very similar to the female organism.
Phytoestrogens were discovered in the early twentieth century. Currently developed many dietary supplements with phytoestrogens.
Where are phytoestrogens?
In modern medicine, there are a number of dietary supplements containing phytoestrogens. However, all of them are taken from our mother nature, therefore, it is possible to replenish the amount of female hormones with their plant substitutes through food.
The following foods and plants are rich in phytoestrogens:
- Red clover,
- flax seeds,
- liquorice root,
- Red grapes,
- Red wine.
Phytoestrogens for women with menopause: benefits
- Phytoestrogens act as weak estrogens. Especially useful is the use of phytoestrogens in menopause. This is the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and an excellent remedy for depression, and strengthening the protective properties of the body. Phytoestrogens strengthen bone tissue, reduce the frequency of hot flashes during menopause, normalize blood pressure, improve sleep and overall well-being of women.
- In addition, studies have shown that phytoestrogens also have a serious antitumor effect. For the first time about this ability of "plant hormones" scientists have learned, carefully examining the women of Asia Minor. They did not suffer from cardiovascular diseases, and most importantly, they never had breast cancer and other types of cancer. After examining their diet, scientists realized that it was full of phytoestogens. Since then, they have also proved the use of phytoestrogens in menopause, and in particular their antitumor effect. Those women who include phytoestogens in their diet protect themselves from breast cancer and from other types of oncology.
In women with the onset of menopause, the amount of estrogen decreases. Replacing them with weaker, but still effective phytoestrogens, women feel much better, feel young again and enjoy life!