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Foods That Detoxify Xenoestrogens

May 10, 2017
Do you how to detoxify your body of hormone disrupting chemicals that mimic estrogen? A simple and easy solution is to eat more fermented foods from the cruciferous family. I think is goes without saying that you should also avoid xenoestrogen riddled personal care products like shampoo, lotion and antiperspirants!
The Greener the Better
Broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, and other cruciferous veggies are rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C), and help your body clear out excess estrogen. Broccoli is especially high in the phytonutrient I3C and can effectively detoxify many endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA and phthalates that you're exposed to everyday.
Say Yes to Sauerkraut & Kimchi
Numerous studies now agree that women who consume sauerkraut and other fermented cruciferous vegetables are less likely to develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Be choosy about the type of sauerkraut you buy because today most sauerkraut is pickled with petroleum based vinegar and not fermented the old-fashioned way using lacto-fermentation. Choose only naturally fermented sauerkraut/kimchi and you will avoid another potential hormone disruptor - vinegar made from petroleum!
Lacto-fermentation is just a fancy name for friendly bacteria and yeasts used to preserve and unlock nutrients in foods. Naturally fermented foods contain probiotics that can biodegrade and detoxify chemicals that have estrogen activity, like bisphenol A (BPA). You don't need to be a genius to accomplish this on your own either, all you need is salt, water, some cruciferous veggies, a glass jar and a cloth to cover it.
Don’t Forget the Cruciferous!
So, back to the cruciferous! These veggies are also high in sulforaphane, another powerful breast-cancer inhibitor, natural antioxidant and stimulator of detoxifying enzymes. Glucaric acid, a substance naturally found in cruciferous vegetables, apples and other fruits, assists the body in estrogen metabolism and has been shown to inhibit enzymes that are associated with hormone dependent cancers. Studies show that people who eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables have reduced incidences of cancer, so make sure you eat your broccoli and brussel sprouts today!
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by Bonnie Penner

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