Cruciferous vegetables are the centerpiece of Dr. C. W. Randolph’s anti-estrogenic diet that he suggests in his book, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waist and Subtracting Years from Your Life — the Medically Proven Way to Reset Your Metabolism and Reshape Your Body.
Why? As he explains in his book, these types of vegetables can help decrease the body’s load of unhealthy estrogens and reduce an overall unhealthy condition of estrogen dominance. (For an explanation of estrogen dominance, see my previous blog post just below). Dr. Randolph also states that a “very noticeable benefit” of eating more cruciferous vegetables will be decreased abdominal circumference of the waist.
Below are examples of cruciferous vegetables that Dr. Randolph says will improve the production of “good” estrogen. He recommends 2-3 servings a day, cooked by steaming, stir frying, baking or boiling. Eating excessive amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables has been linked to hypothyroid, so if you want to eat them raw, he recommends limiting yourself to 2-3 servings per week.
- Brussel Sprouts
- Beet root
- Parsley root
- Radish Turnip
- Turnip, collard and mustard greens
- Bok Choy