10 Super-Foods for Your Hormonal Balance
Updated: Sep 15, 2019
Maybe you haven't made the connection yet, but the foods you are eating will absolutely effect the balance of your hormones.
The functioning of your gut and the health of the bacteria living in your gut is largely dependent on ... wait for it ... what you put into your gut - FOOD! If the group of bacterial genes living in there are working on metabolizing your oestrogen and other sex hormones, then they need to be fed the right food so that they can complete their work effectively right ? So the foods we DO NOT want to feed our estrobolome
( group of bacterias ) include highly processed, trans-fats, sugars and wheat. These 'non' foods are fake, processed and inflammatory and they wreck havoc on our bodies and particularly our hormones.
Don't forget that herbs and spices are another easy way to get extra nutritional bang for your buck. How about fennel and cardamom for supporting liver function and detoxification OR ginger and sage for aiding digestion and reducing bloating.
10 super - foods you can focus on adding to your diet include
-fatty fish like salmon because omega 3 is great
-onion and garlic for the prebiotic effects
-flaxseeds for omega 3 and fibre to feed your gut bacteria
-broccoli has lots of fibre and is high in calcium which helps with PMS
-fermented foods like kimchi or kumbucha for their high levels of probiotics
-quinoa is a complex carb which will help keep blood sugars balanced
-leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach and dandelion greens are full of antioxidants and iron
-walnuts because they contain both omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are essential for the production of healthy hormones
-berries are high in antioxidants and fibre
-avocados are loaded with beta-sitosterol which health balance cholesterol and cortisol levels
You can see the focus here is on fibre, good fats and antioxidants all of which are important for the smooth running of the digestive system which will in turn keep your oestrogen levels in check and hormone production healthy - YASSS
Food is just one very important part of the puzzle when it comes to balancing hormones so if you want to find out more about what else you can do to balance your hormones, contact me for a chat.