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June 23, 2012
By Alex Elson, Contributing Columnist






Feeling out of sorts and can't figure out why?  It could be
that you're eating something that affects your hormones.In
a recently published article we touched on the fact that
diet
may have an impact on the regularity of a woman’s
menstrual cycle, which got us thinking: what other impact
might your diet have on your body? In this follow-up article,
we found that anything from a man’s sperm count to a
woman’s sex drive (glad we’ve now got your attention,
gentlemen) can be directly affected by food hormones.

Food is a stealthy mood changer. Foods can boost your
mood, calm you down or even make you feel sexy . Take a
look at this list of top 10 foods that affect your
hormones…then run to your local grocery store and buy up
all the fenugreek.


























1)
Fenugreek Increases Libido– Yea, we didn’t know what
feugreek was either (turns out that it is a plant whose seeds
are commonly found in Indian, African and Arabian foods).
More importantly, according to a study published in the
academic journal Phytotherapy Report in February of 2011,
consumption of this exotic plant can increase libido in men.
Using a sample population of 60 healthy men between ages
25 and 52, researchers found that fenugreek can increase
the sensations of both sexual arousal and orgasm. Moreover,
men consuming fenugreek reported a higher sense of self-
satisfaction with muscle strength, energy and overall well-
being. So, what are you waiting for? (Read about other
foods that increase erectile performance.)




2)
Licorice Lowers Testosterone– When I think of licorice,
images of Twizzler bags and gross-tasting jellybeans flood
the mind. It turns out that this plants role in medicine has
actually been at play for hundreds of years, and researches
at the University of Padua in Italy discovered its impact on
testosterone back in 2004. According to the study, licorice
intake reduces testosterone levels is women. A sample
population of nine healthy women, aged 22-26, showed that
testosterone levels significantly reduced in those women
who consumed licorice. Their findings could be important in
studies of potential alternatives to combat polycystic ovary
syndrome.



3)
Saturated Fats Increase Estrogen– According to a study
conducted by the Gifu University Graduate School of
Medicine in May of 2012, saturated fats may have an impact
on pre-menopausal women. The study took a sample
population of 393 pre-menopausal women and found that
consumption of high levels of saturated fats resulted in an
increased level of estodiol – a sex hormone related to the
release of estrogen. Researchers are examining how this
knowledge can be used with regards to the origins of breast
cancer.



4)
Nuts Contain Hormones That Fight Cancer– Nuts contain
high levels of phyto-oestrogens - plant derived
xenohormones that, just like saturated fats, have an impact
on estrogen levels. In May of 1998 researchers at the MRC
Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, in Cambridge found that an
increased phyto-oestrogen intake could help in preventing
the likes of breast, bowel and prostate cancer,
cardiovascular disease and alcohol abuse.



5)
Beans Contain Estrogen– The “magical fruit” is living up
to its name. Like nuts, the phyto-oestrogen-heavy food
source can prevent certain types of cancer and other chronic
diseases. A study by the Astra Safety Assessment (also
conducted in 1998 – aka ‘the year of phyto-oestrogen’)
included beans in their report of phyto-oestrogen foods.



6)
Cereals and Breads Also Contain Estrogen– You guessed
it: phyto-oestrogen. This xenohormone is popping up all
over to the place, according to a study conducted by the
Department of Nutritional Science in Toronto. Their follow-
up study to the 1998-phenomenon found that not only
bread and cereals can be included in the list, but also that
meat and fruit products, and even alcoholic drinks can
involve our helpful p-friend.



7)
Tea,Wine and Coffee Affect Estrogen– Lets look at some
drinks. Once again we’re going back to the year 1998, and
once again we’re talking about phyto-oestrogens, but this
time we’re looking at a study conducted by the Folkhaslan
Research Center in Finland. Their study included some of our
favorite beverages in the ever-growing list of phyto-
oestrogen sources.


8)
Cruciferous Vegetables Cause Thyroid Problems – Here is
a change of pace: a study conducted in 2005 by the
University of Oregon State found that cruciferous vegetables
are a rich source of phytochemicals (a larger range than just
phyto-oestrogen), which can help to prevent a variety of
different types of cancer, but can also cause thyroid
problems. Cruciferous vegetables include: broccoli, Brussels
sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale, amongst others.


9)
Fish Oil Balances Your Hormones to Protect Your Liver
According to a study conducted in 2001 by the National
Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo, Japan, fish oil can
have a positive impact on liver function. Specific aspects of
the hormonal balance affected are related to peroxisome
proliferator-activated receptors, which help to regulate
cellular differentiation and development, as well as
metabolism. Essentially, men or women having liver
problems shouldn’t be afraid of eating a little extra salmon.



10)
Legumes Maintain Hormone Balance– After a brief
departure from our old friend phyto-oestrogen, we have
made our way back. The final food on our list was also found
to have a redeeming quality in its ongoing bout with cancer
and other cardiovascular diseases. Drawing on the same
study as point number 6, we find yet another source of our
beloved friend.








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Fenugreek seeds can increase your libido.