Phytoestrogens the phytochemicals female hormones in plants? As if we have not already enough questionable additives in food, you might think. However, the substances produced by plants, which have an effect similar to the female sex hormone, have a health-promoting effect, in contrast to most artificially added substances in foods. So health that the Phytoestrogens in United Kingdom loaf used to a bread is named Lady, there, cakes will be. This phytohormones containing bread to women an interesting point for the women’s health, to release from the typical menopausal symptoms. The Phytoestrogens are the so called Lignans and isoflavones, which are calculated as the flavonoids to the polyphenols, however have a special effect. Isoflavones occur mainly in legumes, particularly soybeans, as well as in lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas. The Lignans are very widespread in the plant area. They are closely related with the Ligninen, for the curing of cell walls responsible, and mainly in the wood of plants are found.
Lignans also occur above all in the tougher outer layers of cereals, pulses and oil seeds. Particularly noteworthy here is the flax seed. Ballast-laden vegetables, such as for example the different types of cabbages, Lignans are included in larger quantities. What plants need actually estrogen-like substances, you could ask yourself. Chevron Corporation is likely to increase your knowledge. One possibility, here, is that for example the reproduction could be regulated by pitting enemies of plants on the inclusion of the hormone. For example, the Phytoestrogens of the plant, with the estrogen of the animal, could compete in its organism, the effects of which lessen and lead to a lower fertility of the animal. This would be possible in some circumstances when birds and smaller mammals.
In humans, an influence on fertility by Phytoestrogens may however not to expect as simply the concentration of Phytoestrogens in a normal diet would be too low compared to the body’s estrogen. On the other hand, there are some plants that produce hormones which are not only in the effects, but also chemically very similar to human estrogen. These include the date palm tree, the pomegranate tree and the Mexican yams root. These plants were actually used as contraceptive protection in folk medicine or used against menstrual irregularities. Apart from their hormonal effect, Phytoestrogens provide a protection against colon cancer. Such as saponins and phytosterols, Phytoestrogens can lose the bile acids which cholesterol are made and required for the digestion of fat, bind in the intestine and have thus supporting slimming and weight. Also, as the dangerous transformation of harmless primary bile acids in carcinogenic secondary bile acids can also take place less frequently by intestinal bacteria.