Clothes, hair, and makeup aren’t the only ways to enhance your femininity. The foods you eat can also have an impact!
Did you know that over 300 common foods contain plant estrogens known as phytoestrogens?
These foods and herbs have been used for natural hormone balancing for centuries. And since phytoestrogens mimic the effects of estrogen, they could potentially lead to feminizing effects such as:
- Breast growth
- Softer skin
- Redistribution of body fat
- Fuller, thicker hair
While phytoestrogens aren’t a substitute for transgender hormone replacement therapy, these foods can help give you a feminine boost.
As an added bonus, they’re also super healthy and can help maintain an ideal weight. (Very important to your overall female appearance!)
Here are 5 phytoestrogen-rich foods worth including in your MTF diet:
Among all foods, flaxseed is the richest source of lignans, which are a type of phytoestrogen. Flaxseed is also high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
To get the full phytoestrogenic effect, you should consume ground flaxseed (instead of whole flaxseed) for easier digestion.
Try sprinkling ground flaxseed on cereal, yogurt, fruit, and salads. (It’s super tasty!)
Soy is the most popular high-phytoestrogen food. There are tons of soy foods available, so it’s easy to work them into your diet. Here are some options to try:
- Soy beans
- Soy milk
- Soy yogurt
- Soy protein powder
Fruits and Veggies
Many common fruits and vegetables contain phytoestrogens, giving you another reason to eat your fruits and veggies.
High-phytoestrogen fruits include:
- Dried fruits (especially dried apricots, dates, and prunes)
High-phytoestrogen veggies include:
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Winter squash
- Green beans
- Collard greens
Lentils (and beans in general) are rich in phytoestrogens. They’re also low cal and high in protein and fiber, making them a great MTF diet staple.
Yams are another healthy, phytoestrogen-rich food. In fact, a particular type of yam (wild yam) is one of the most commonly-used herbs for female hormone balancing.
While not technically a food, many teas are also high in phytoestrogens. Check out your local health food store for fenugreek tea, fennel tea, or licorice tea.
Or if you’re feeling ambitious, try making Bustea. This recipe was originally shared by Dr. James A. Duke in his classic book, The Green Pharmacy. The tea is concocted of various “bust boosting” herbs, hence the name!
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fenugreek
- Dash each of anise, basil, caraway, fennel, marjoram, licorice, lemongrass, dill
Combine the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. After it cools, add honey and lemon to taste. Dr. Duke recommends drinking 1-2 cups per day.
Note: Since Bustea is very high in phytoestrogens, I don’t recommend over-consuming it if you take prescription hormones. (Always speak with your doctor before combining herbs and hormones or other prescription meds.)
P.S. Curious about using herbs for breast enhancement? Check out The Flat to Femme Program. This one-of-a-kind program reveals specific techniques for natural male to female breast enhancement. Learn more here!
i use flax seed oil for omega 3 instead of fish oils (to much metallics in them)
would that have the same affect as the seeds themselves?
Actually, phytoestrogens are found in the fiber part of the seed, not the oil.
I don’t know how you do it Lucille. Once again you have given all of us the Best Advice for any one serious about becoming more feminine in mind, body and spirit! So kind and generous, you are a blessing I give thanks for everyday as I do the work required transforming myself. Thank you so much dear for your endless Gifts! May your Holiday Season be the Most Wonderful Ever and the New Year bring fulfillment of your Wildest Wishes!
Thank you for your kind words, Honey! That means a lot to me. Wishing you a wonderful New Year as well!
I take fenugreek/fennel at lunch, because I have a surplus of them and dont want to waste them! 🙂 Take one of the pills each morning and then again at bedtime, with milk if possible. I hope you will be as happy as I am with the results, and no, I am not their spokesperson! lol Just a very happy customer and it has worked for me, and I hope it helps you as well. God bless.
my reply it seems was edited, and it looks as if I am advocating fennel/fenugreek. In fact I had expounded upon how Pueraria Mirifica ( another herb) had helped me the most 🙂
good the teacher is back to you not eat like a pig
but watch what you eat again. Nice to follow the teacher,Mentor who always remind me to shape up or
shape out (The drill sgt ) thank you sir!
Lots of the tips coming from you are all beneficial in my case. I’ve learned so many things from you that help me a lot in my feminization efforts. Thank you so much.
Thanks Lucille, that is good information for everyone.
I have been living as the woman I am with female ID for 3.8 years now, and am accepted everywhere as if I were a gg.
thankyou so much for all these great tips lucille, i do follow your recomendations they have helped me tremendously….xxxx
You look lovely and very convincing pippa. Makes me jealous.
Pomegrantes are also high in phytoestrogens, I love them but they rather pricy where I live as they are mostly grown on the east coast in and around NJ, get a few coming out of Ca. also but they are much smaller in size, also a great antitoxant