Breast augmentation surgery is a billion dollar industry with many women willing to go under the knife in order to have bigger breasts. But before you go under the knife, you should know that there are many natural ways to make your dreams of having larger breasts come true.
One of these is to use food. If you are interested in this, here are some of the top natural breast enhancement foods you need to eat more of for a larger bust.
Why do I have small breasts?
There are many reasons why many women have small breasts and one of the top reasons is having excess amounts of the male hormone testosterone. Yes, women do have testosterone in their bodies but ideally, it should only be in small amounts.
The female hormone known as estrogen usually kicks in at puberty to enable breast growth and the development of curves. Men also have estrogen but ideally, it is in small amounts that are much less than that in woman.
Men with excess amounts of estrogen may have less body hair, hips, bigger butts, man boobs (moobs), etc. Conversely, in addition to having small breasts, women with excessive amounts of testosterone may have more body hair, deeper voices, an Adam’s apple, broad shoulders, etc.
Keep in mind that an excessive amount of testosterone is just one cause of having small breasts. Excess testosterone production suppresses estrogen’s breast growing capability.
Hormonal imbalance is usually noted at puberty, during menopause, during the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, etc. This imbalance may lead to excessive production of testosterone which then supersedes the activity of estrogen.
The exception is that during pregnancy, the breasts actually grow bigger but it is not because of estrogen. During pregnancy, another hormone in the female body known as progesterone is responsible for enlarging the breasts during pregnancy as well as milk production after birth.
Since getting pregnant just to have bigger breasts may be out of the question and surgery costs too much and comes with unpleasant side effects besides the fake looking breasts, what can you do to get bigger breasts?
Increasing the levels of estrogen in the body may work if excessive testosterone is the reason for your small breasts.
One of the best ways to boost levels of estrogen in your body is to eat certain foods that are rich in estrogen. This helps to maintain the proper estrogen/testosterone balance which can increase breast size. Some of the top breast enhancing foods that are rich in estrogen include the following;
The Best Natural breast enhancement foods
#1. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains
These contain phyto (plant) estrogens that mimic the action of the estrogen produced by the body. The increase of estrogen in the body due to eating these phytoestrogen rich foods helps to control testosterone production and may lead to breast enhancement.
Vegetables and legumes that are rich sources of phytoestrogens include carrots, beets, cucumbers, soybean sprouts, garlic, green beans, chickpeas, black eyed peas, etc.
Fruits rich in estrogen include cherries, apples, peaches, dried prunes, strawberries, raspberries, etc.
Grains and seeds that are estrogen rich include flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, barley, wheat, rice, etc.
#2. Green vegetables and leaves
As breasts enlarge, eating green vegetables and leaves can also help to prevent the related stretch marks as the skin expands to accommodate the larger breasts. Large breasts are great but not when they are covered with stretch marks.
Nuts such as chestnuts, pistachios, walnuts, etc, contain high amounts of breast enhancing phytoestrogens.
There are many herbs that are usually recommended for natural breast growth because they contain some of the richest sources of phytoestrogens. Many of these herbs also contain more than one type of phytoestrogens. Highly performing herbs for breast enlargement include but are not limited to;
- Pueraria mirifica which is native to Thailand and Myanmar and contains more than four different types of phytoestrogens some of which are only found in this herb.
- Watercress leaf which is rich in various phytonutrients.
- Red clover is very rich in isoflavones which are water soluble chemicals that mimic estrogen.
- Fenugreek seeds and sprouts are highly valued not only for breast enhancement but for increased milk production in nursing women.
- Saw palmetto berry oil contains a variety of physosterols which can also help reverse atrophy (wasting away) of the mammary gland.
- Fennel seeds are abundant in flavonoids which are compounds with estrogenic properties.
- Wild yam root contains very powerful phytochemicals that can help with natural breast enlargement.
- Dong quai root which should really be crowned the ultimate female herb as it wears many hats and is usually recommended for various feminine issues can also help stimulate breast enlargement when used correctly.
Chicken is one of the top natural breast enhancement foods as it helps to increase the production of estrogen. Do try to avoid the chemical laden chicken and only eat the meat obtained from free range chickens that are not pumped full of antibiotics, steroids and other chemicals that may have negative consequences in your body.
Certain beverages also contain phytoestrogens that can help with breast enlargement. These include red wine, white wine, green tea, etc. This also includes soy milk that is produced from soy beans which as already mentioned, contains high amounts of phytoestrogens.
#7. Healthy fats
There are bad fats (trans fats and most saturated fats) which should be avoided. But there are also good or healthy fats that are extremely beneficial for your body as well as breast enhancement.
Bad fats usually sit in your belly making you unhealthy and being difficult to get rid of. Healthy fats are distributed all over the body including your breasts. Healthy fats include polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs).
Both types are beneficial for the body but MUFAs are especially beneficial for breasts and include olives, olive oil, avocados, avocado oil, various nuts, sesame seeds, sesame seed oil, herring, etc.
These are a few of the top natural breast enhancement foods that you need to eat if you want bigger breasts. These help to not only increase the levels of estrogen in the body but also help to control other hormones like testosterone that suppress estrogen and can result in small breasts.
While eating the right foods is important for breast growth, you also need to stop or reduce the consumption of unhealthy foods such as fast foods, drink more water, get adequate sleep, exercise, avoid alcohol (except for a little wine here and there) and carbonated drinks, etc.