10 Super-Foods for Your Hormonal Balance
Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Have you been feeling just hormonally off and just not quite yourself? Although this isn't getting to the root of the problem, these foods can help you and your hormones get back on track.
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MACA ROOT-The super hormone balancer! Helping to manage hormonal pathways, in peri-menopausal and menopausal women it has been linked to an increase in hormones, including progesterone and luteinizing hormone (which stimulates ovary function). It was also shown to stimulate the production of estradiol and suppressed the production our stress hormone, cortisol.
GREEN TEA- not only is green tea full of antioxidants called polyphenols to help reduce inflammation and support detoxification, it is also a good source of L-theanine, a compound which reduces the release of cortisol (a stress hormone).
WILD CAUGHT SALMON- rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and protein to support cells and skin health. Studies have also identified a link between omega-3s and the antioxidants present to help control inflammation and reduce insulin levels.
FLAX SEEDS-full of healthy Omega-3s and Lignans (an antioxidant), these little seeds can actually help shift estrogen metabolism from the “dirty” estrogen in the direction of the “clean” beneficial estrogens therefore reducing harmful estrogen dominance.
PUMPKIN SEEDS-A good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids(PUFAs) and antioxidants as well as zinc, which can support the release of progesterone and hormone balance.
BROCCOLI-full of antioxidants and containing high amounts of phytonutrients called isothiocyanates, including indole-3-carbinol and Diindolylmethane (DIM), which help to break down harmful and potent estrogen metabolites.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL- High in monounsaturated fats which has been shown to encourage the release of our appetite-suppressing hormone leptin as well as improve our sensitivity to insulin.
AVOCADOS-A rich source of beta-sitosterol, studies have shown it can help to balance the stress hormone cortisol, and it may also help to restore low DHEA (another hormone produced by the Adrenal glands).
CHIA SEEDS-One of the highest soures of plant based Omega-3s, eating them can help to stabilize blood sugar, improved insulin sensitivity, and ease metabolic syndrome symptoms like blood pressure and blood sugar spikes.
WATER-Dehydration can actually increase the release of hormones as well as decrease regular bowel movements causing harmful estrogens that were supposed to be eliminated to recirculating in your body again potentially increasing your chances of estrogen dominance.