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 agree with all the above concerning CDH. Stay away!! I had a stalking experience because of CDH.
Lucille and “Femme Secrets” is the best for advice and products for us girls.
Have fun dressing
Barbara Jane Weston
What is CDH ?
fenugreek Its a vitamin. Taken orally, used for enhancing breast enhancement. Read the contra-indications. It caused me nocturnal leg cramps,the likes of which I have never felt before.
My opinion? Stay with the prostheses and don’t screw around with chemicals, vitamins and the like. You young ens especially. One day your youth will depart, post 40, and you will look like a man with all the trimmings. Youth fades but boobs last forever. Ya’all be cool now hear?
Dorothy in Tucson
Uh, I’m on the verge of joining CDH and your one post is giving me second and third thoughts, especially with your most recent post.
So what’s up ? Is it a bad site to stay away from or is it ok ?
one other item : what is fenugreek ?
Hi, I thought I’d add another note. Turmeric is somewhat of an antiandrogen, will help counter testosterone. It is readily available as a spice, in jars or in bulk foods sections, at really low prices. It is a major component of curry spices, so is found in curry powder. This is widely used in India, and, I’m not being racist, but I have observed that East Indian men show effeminate physical characteristics more often than others. Even so, there are a lot of babies in India, so….. ?
Hi Lucille honey goodness girlfriend I’m kind of happy tonite I’ve got a new friend it’s rather strange but maybe it will work out she’s in Syria in the military ours that is she wrote me through CDH I’ve been a little down on them but I might have been a bit hasty in my anger at them anyway she seems very nice she’s a Sgt. I hope she and I are lucky enough to actually get together but its still very early in our relationship anyway I wanted to say that I’ve only been able to afford the fenugreek myself I like what it’s done so far lately I haven’t neven been able to afford it I hope after I move that will change Love MJ
Honey you are being scammed!!!! NEVER EVER trust any e mail from a middle east country! They are NOT from one of our military !!!
Hi Jackie honey I’m always very careful but you were right it didn’t take long to see thru the lame attempts for info I’ve been scammed once already so I’m careful the sad part is it’s coming from my membership at Crossdresser Heaven whom I don’t visit anymore it angers me they published my email I’ll never go back there again
Tk u for the info I am going to try flaxseed powder.i have been Brest slapping and Brest massaging with some success and want to see what the foods will do whit it would a testarone blocker be helpful and what natural supplements are best? Hugs francine
I’m using soymilk an fenugreek along with sawpalmentoo capsules to develop my breast and found that red clover work’s to develop breast since can’t afford surgery or expensive breast forms to wear I’m up to small b cup already where was flat chested only wearing a cup size lady’s if want try this rout takes weeks for it start showing any size increase
Thank you so much for the article. I was very pleased to see that I already include many of the food you mentioned in my diet.
Love the work you are doing and have purchased some products.
Barbara Lynn :
May I say, you are flat out Gorgeous, girl.
Your look is stunning. Wish there were more pics. ..obviously you are out in the world. ..congrats on a great look. ..at 71 yrs, now I still plug away at looking as good as possible, any time I leave the house. My wife and I have lunch with her sisters, & I have to look & act. ..well…YOU KNOW! !
WHAT do think. …T.J.