What is Phytoestrogen?
What is phytoestrogen, and is it beneficial for the health?
Answer: The term “PHYTO” means plant “phytochemicals” means chemicals found in plants.
Plant foods have been found to contain thousands of different phytochemicals.
Of these phytochemicals almost 2,000 are plant pigments (give color). Others give flavor or may not be noticed at all.
What are Phytoestrogens??
A type of plant phytochemical and plant hormone with a similar structure to the female hormone estrogen. Yet with a much weaker action.
Specific types in soy foods are called Isoflavones, two main types in soy are:Genistein and Daidzein.
POSITIVE HEALTH BENEFITS
* Protecting Hearts
* Combating Cancer
* Managing the Menopause
* Promoting Healthy Bones etc.
The best approach to a healthy diet is to have a diet based on a variety of plant foods.
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