UPDATED August 1st, 2016
When planning menus, we don’t always think about foods that increase estrogen. However, women require estrogen not just for conceiving children, but also after childbirth and especially during menopause, when estrogen levels tend to decrease significantly. Why do you need estrogen exactly? If you’ve got too little estrogen in your system, you’re at higher risk for osteoporosis in addition to some inconvenient and uncomfortable things like vaginal dryness. Your heart, blood vessels, bones, skin, muscles and hair all like to have estrogen in your system to function optimally.