As many of us know, if you don’t eat meat you need to get your protein from beans, nuts and so on. So I really liked the small hand size pouch of pistachios so when I was shopping and seen a huge bag I thought...This is great. I am getting more for a better price and this can add to my protein because I do go meatless often for long stretches of time. So overnight I went from having 3-7 nuts from a small pouch trying to make it last, for two weeks to having a handful 50+ more daily. Great increase in my protein right?! Yet after about a week I didn’t feel good, not like sick with a cold but like, I am cramping and my period is not due! So automatically I know my body, which I tell anyone who asks me about health, get to know you body intricately. Meaning understand what makes you tic, the good ,bad and ugly when it comes to food and people. I immediately started tracing my eating habits for the last two weeks because I had been buying new items to try from Big Lot’s, it has some good gluten free items and I went overboard so I checked that first, to see that food haul on my YouTube channel C.LynnsArt of Cooking watch here https://youtu.be/viTN01PRoEc To get to the point nuts can raise your estrogen levels! The pistachios were the only thing that I had eaten an increase of, so I was not new to this because I had this happen with broccoli so I started researching it...and it’s TRUE go figure they are the richest source of phytoestrogens among nuts do your own research but it let me know to eat these sparingly. I already have enough estrogen and can get quickly overboard so I know my body and I listen as much as possible because who wants to 😔 feel bad regularly. Comment below if you have had a similar experience.
So women if you need estrogen look into it with your physician and if you got enough be aware of your intake, Happy Eating. Now on to the next blog post...
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