Balancing those hormones with food…is that really possible? Well yes! to a great extent, like they always say your body is what you feed it. Hormones control our mood, digestion, energy, libido, metabolism, and how our skin looks. If we don’t eat foods with the nutrients we need, our body cannot produce hormones correctly or maintain hormonal balance because it doesn’t have the building blocks to do so.
• Coconut oil or Coconut Products: It contains lauric acid, which is beneficial for hormonal production. It also has skin healing properties, kills bacteria and viruses in the body, provides energy and speeds up metabolism.
Raw butter/ghee. They provide a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K2. These nutrients again are building blocks for hormonal production. Butter/Ghee provides short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which support immune function and regulate hormone production. Now you realize why your grandma used to insist upon having Ghee!!
While vegetable shopping, don’t forget to add veggies like asparagus, broccoli, spinach, cabbage, cucumbers in your basket. Also Opt for brightly colored veggies, green, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, red cabbage, red/white onions, tomatoes, and carrots. Also add sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, yucca, beets, artichokes, butternut squash, and turnips in your diet. These are extremely powerful in balancing all your hormones.
Healing spices & herbs
Cinnamon, Turmeric, Cumin, Garlic, Ginger are great for hormone balance in one way or the other. Well, we do use these spices and herbs quite regularly but now while adding them, you know that you are taking a step towards your hormonal health.
increase levels of the adiponectin hormone, which regulates blood sugar levels so you won’t set off the increased insulin which is responsible for sweet cravings. Almonds also shrink levels of male hormones like testosterone in women.
Avocados support the manufacture of healthy levels of cholesterol which is a key component in hormone synthesis. This will enable your skin to release and circulate the hormones it needs so it can stay healthy.
This fish contains omega-3 fatty acids are a core building block in both cholesterol and hormone regulation. Having Salmon at least twice a week can help your body in umpteen ways.
HDL cholesterol present in egg yolk is the type of cholesterol that your body needs to create hormones, leading to softer, more supple skin and well-regulated hormones.
Watch out for what you eat to balance out those hundreds of hormones in your body because a few hormones here and there can cause a major turbulence in your body. For serious hormonal issues, consult your endocrinologist.
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