Majority of women are uncomfortable with the size of their breasts. Today, any breast size that is smaller, less perky and un-Tyra Banks –like is treated with disdain. That’s why most women are willing to go under the knife for breast augmentation surgery in pursuit of good looking boobs.
According to Dr. Donald Brown, the number of people going for breast augmentation surgery shot up by 39% from the year 2000 to 2010. And, given the amount of attention the Hollywood and the media is giving to the “ideal breast size”, the number is growing by the day.
“Truth is, not all small breasts are ugly looking. Besides, spotting the celebrated D-Cup size breasts is not everything. But, the pressure to look “hip and cool” among peers is fueling this breast enhancement craze.”
So, if you still think you need to do something to achieve “bust glory”, that okay too. However, surgery is not one of the safest and pocket friendly methods of enhancing your breasts. Fortunately, going for surgery is not the only way to augment the size of your breasts.
This post will discuss some natural breast enhancement methods you can use to achieve the breast size you have always desired. But, before we get to the various methods of natural breast enlargement, let’s first take a look at how breasts grow.
Why Are Your Breasts So Small?
Breasts start developing at puberty when two hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are produced. The size of your breasts is determined by hormones, genetics and past medical history.
If you have small breasts due to genetic inheritance, it might be difficult to achieve bigger boobs through natural breast enhancement methods. However, depending on the nature of your past medical history or your body hormones, you can achieve a bigger, perkier bust.
Now, how can you naturally increase the size of your breasts?
Eat your way for bigger, perkier breasts
If you are not proud of your small boobs, you can achieve bigger perkier breasts through dieting. The foods we eat affect our body growth and development.
Our body cells need to be nourished to stay healthy and strong. We need food for better development of growth hormones. Here are some of the foods you can eat to grow your breasts naturally:
Green leafy vegetables: Greens are known as good sources of antioxidants. Vegetables also help balance all the hormones that are found in your reproductive organs. As a result, they are the perfect for the health of breast tissues.
Soy: Contains a high level of estrogen, which not only helps in stimulating the growth of breast tissue but also helping in preventing development of cancerous tissues.
Nuts: Nuts have the essential oil, fat and other compounds (mostly loads of phytoestrogen) that stimulate the growth of the breast tissue.
Some good choices include walnuts, peanuts and cashewnuts.
Seafood: Seafoods stimulate the production of sex hormones in the body. According to an article published in the Journal of Nutrition, “dietary seaweed modifies estrogen and phytoestrogen metabolism in healthy postmenopausal women.”
That means consuming seaweeds stimulates the production estrogen which in turn stimulates the production of more breast tissues.
Milk: Milk contains hormones and other vitamins that help boost the health of your reproductive organs. Particularly cow’s milk has high levels of female and male reproductive hormones besides supplying the breast tissues with sufficient nutrition. As a result, it stimulates the growth of new breast tissues.
Seeds: Seeds also contain compounds that stimulate the production of estrogen which in turn stimulates the production of breast tissues.
Some of the supper seeds that aid in natural breast enhancement include anise seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. However, flax seeds are the best when it comes to stimulating the growth of the breast tissue.
Herbs and Supplements
Now, if you don’t like the idea of super-foods or think that exercising isn’t working for you, don’t despair. You can try herbal supplements which contain phyto-estrogens, a kind of estrogen found naturally in plants.
Phyo-estrogens promotes the growth of breast tissues and if taken in enough doses, it will help make boobs bigger.
Now, here are some of herbs are known to produce good results:
Fenugreek: The herb contains diosgenin, a compound which helps in production of aesthetic estrogen that promotes growth of breast cells.
Besides, it contains galactagogue which leads to increased lactation and as a result, promoting the growth of new breast cells.
This herb can be added in your food as a vegetable or ground into powder whose paste is used to massage the breasts.
Fennel Seeds: These seeds have flavonoids, compounds whose properties closely mimic those of estrogen, a hormone that promotes the growth of breast tissues.
Consumption of fennel seeds leads to increased breast size, along with increased chances of reducing breast cancer.
If you can get the fennel oil, massage your breasts for 5 to 10 minutes daily and let it rest for 30 minutes before washing off with warm water. You can take 480mg of fennel capsules three times a day for good results.
Red Clover: Red clover contains traces of estrogen which help in increasing the size of breasts. Take a teaspoon of dried red clover flowers and put it in a cup of hot water.
Let it settle for half an hour before straining and having it as tea. For better results, you need to take it twice a day, for several months.
Saw Palmetto: In women, saw palmetto has been known to block production of testosterone. As a result, the level of estrogen in the blood increases, leading to increased boob size.
To achieve the desired results, take Saw Palmetto tea twice a day. Besides, you can also take Saw palmetto supplements at a dosage of 160mg taken twice a day.
Dandelion Root: Dandelion is a flower whose roots have components that have been found to enhance growth and development of new breast tissues and cells.
The herb is taken in form of dandelion tea. To achieve best results, ensure that you’ve taken your tea twice a day. Alternatively, you can take a dandelion capsule of 525mg once a day for several months.
Blessed Thistle: This herb, just like fenugreek, is used by lactating women to produce more milk. As a result, it also leads to increased breast size. Dried leaves and stems can be ground into powder or used directly as vegetables in meals.
Be careful though:
Herbs are known to cause serious drug interactions. You need to consult your physician before taking them for breast enhancement especially if you take a blood-thinning medication like Warfarin.
If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you should avoid any dietary supplements unless they’re prescribed by your physician.
To keep safe, ensure that no pesticides were applied before harvesting your herbs for use.
The Bigger Breast Workouts
Yes, there are some workouts you can engage in to enhance the growth your breasts. The idea behind breast workout is increasing the muscle mass around the breast.
Push-Ups: This is a basic exercise targeting your upper body. The type of exercise has many variations including:
Floor Push-ups: Ensure you have a floor mat before you start this workout. Place your palms on the floor. With both arms and feet width apart, lower yourself by bending your elbows to carry your weight.
If this proves difficult, you can kneel as you bend your elbows. You can start with a few repetitions and increase day after day to get stronger.
Wall Push-ups: This is similar to the floor push-up but with a twist. Align yourself against the wall at a reasonable distance and push up. Do as many repetitions and increase them as you go.
Elevated Push-ups: As the name suggests, it’s a floor push-up with an elevation. You can use the edge of a sofa or a Swiss ball to raise your feet. This work out is difficult and should be done with caution. Do as many as you can daily and keep it consistent.
Chest Dips: You can use the edge of a chair or a bench to do this work out.
With the chair behind you, take a sitting position and place your arms to support yourself as you go down and then back up. If you do not have a chair, you can still do this work out.
Taking a squat position, place your palms behind your back and on the floor. With knees facing up, lower your body by bending your elbows. Bring yourself back up before touching the ground. Repeat the procedure again and again.
Pectoral Press: For this exercise, you need a pair of dumbbells. Select a light weight like 5 pounds to start with and you can increase as you continue.
Lie on your back on the floor or a bench. Bend your knee slightly to get firm grip. Stretch out your arms as you carry the dumbbells and slowly bring them up together to your chest.
You can hold for a few seconds and then release to the sides. Repeat this severally in rhythm.
Yoga: Yoga is specifically meant to make your body relax. But, there are some Yoga poses for natural breast enhancement. You can use these poses to make your boobs more firm and bigger.
Some of the poses include Stabdhasana, Dwikonasana, SajahStabdhasana, Bhujangasana and Ushtasana.
Swimming: Swimming is a great exercise that can increase your breast size by exercising the pectoral muscles against the water’s resistance. For better results, you need to combine swimming with other breast enlargement exercises.
Summing it up…
Thing is, not everyone is naturally blessed with good looking boobs. The size and the type of breasts a person has largely depend on genetics, hormone levels and past medical history.
Interestingly, it is possible to achieve that coveted breast through diet, supplements and exercises or herbal supplements.