Though the research remains young and isn’t fully decided, a lot of women are looking at natural ways to increase or decrease their estrogen levels to maintain proper hormone balance as they get older. Read on to find out more.
How to Increase Estrogen Levels
It is very important to speak with your physician before making any lifestyle changes or taking supplements to balance your hormone levels. Additionally, it should be remembered that the research on natural remedies for hormone balance is young and remains an area for further investigation.
Lifestyle and Diet
Eating a diet rich in high-fiber vegetables, fruits, and grains may increase estradiol levels. High dietary fiber intake is associated with higher estradiol levels .
3) Black Tea
5) Red Clover
7) DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
Certain phytoestrogens can mimic some of the effects of estrogen. Though it must be stated that the research on how effective these methods are remains controversial. The following are considered phytoestrogens:
How to Decrease Estrogen Levels
Reducing the level of aromatase enzyme activity, which is an important enzyme for the production of estradiol, may reduce the level of estradiol in the body .
The following are thought to reduce aromatase activity:
- Reducing your body fat 
- Increasing zinc, selenium, and magnesium intake to inhibit aromatase 
- Increasing the intake of foods containing natural aromatase inhibitors, including mushrooms, celery, carrots, spinach, and grapes 
- Reducing alcohol consumption 
- Reducing carbohydrates in your diet, since a high carbohydrate diet can increase estrogen levels 
- Brussels sprouts
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While the research remains inconclusive, some studies suggest lifestyle and dietary changes can help balance estrogen levels naturally.