Definition: Phytoestrogens are plant-based compounds that act like the hormone estrogen. There are two basic types of phytoestrogens: isoflavones and lignans.
Also Known As: phyto estrogen, plant estrogen
Common Misspellings: phitoestrogen
Examples:You can add phytoestrogens to your diet by eating flaxseeds, soy products, whole grains, berries, and broccoli – as well as many other kinds of fruits and vegetables. Phytoestrogens may help your body fight cancer.