Many women desire larger, fuller bréasts, but surgical bréast enhancement techniques can be painful or prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, several natural techniques can increase bréast size. Although these methods vary in their safety and effectiveness, they are all inexpensive and available without a prescription. Consult your health-care provider before using any home remedy to enhance your bréast size. Note that, according to Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, many bréast-enhancing supplements can theoretically increase the risk of breast cancer.
Human breasts are composed almost entirely of fat, and they tend to shrink after a woman experiences weight loss. If you are underweight, talk to your physician or dietitian about natural techniques for gaining weight. Eat a diet rich in healthy, high-calorie foods like olive oil, walnuts, peanuts and reduced-fat cheese. Weight gain will almost inevitably cause an increase in bréast size
Soy is rich in estrogen-like compounds known as isoflavones, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The NIH regards soy as a theoretical and unproven method for increasing bréast size. In theory, minimally processed soy foods can cause an increase in levels of the bréast-boosting hormone estrogen. Eat a diet rich in tofu, tempeh, edamame and soy milk to improve your bréast size, but note that heavily processed soy “burgers” and “cheese” contain little of the plant’s estrogen-boosting compounds.
Several herbal supplements are touted as natural bréast enhancers, but Mayo Clinic’s Pruthi questions the safety and effectiveness of these compounds. The National Institutes of Health states that licorice, one of the most popular herbal bréast enlargers, contains compounds that elevate levels of the lactation-related hormones estrogen and prolactin. Red clover is a source of isoflavones similar to those found in soy, and blessed thistle has been used for centuries as a bréast enlarger and lactation stimulant. Consult your health care provider before using any of these products, particularly if you have a medical condition or a family history of bréast cancer.