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7 Foods that Help Balance Hormones

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Knowing about the key principles of hormonal health gives you the power to improve your  mood,  reproductive  health,  digestion,  metabolism, immune  system,  and many other aspects of your health. If you’re still learning its ins and outs, be sure to read on. I’ve put  together 7 of  the  healthiest foods  you  can  eat  regularly to  naturally balance hormones.

1. Almonds
Eating  a  serving  of  almonds  every  day  will  boost  your adiponectin  hormone  levels. This hormone is crucial to blood sugar level regulation. It helps prevent the excessive production  of  insulin  and  the  hormonal  imbalance  it  creates.  For  women,  eating almonds  can  help  reduce  the  levels  of  hormones  like testosterone and  promotes healthy and vibrant-looking skin.

2. Avocados
You’ll find all the healthy fats you need from avocados. Just like olive oil and coconut oil (which you can get here), avocados promote healthy levels of cholesterol, which is essential to hormone synthesis. Regular consumption of healthy fats leads to proper hormone release and circulation, and in turn, improves the health and appearance of your skin. Snack on half an avocado a day, and you’ll get plenty of the fatty acids, fibre, and vitamins your body needs.

3. Greens Spinach, brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, and alfalfa and other super greens…
Are some of the leafy greens that help  balance  hormones.  They  all  have  high  concentrations  of  the  most  important vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc. Magnesium plays a number of key  roles  in  over  a  hundred  enzymatic  processes  such  as  hormone  synthesis,  and you can get it for day and night use.

4. Garlic
In addition to its excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, garlic is super rich in allicin, an organosulfur compound which aids in the metabolism of iron which is crucial to hormonal balance. Chives, onions, scallions and shallots also contain allicin, but the concentrations are less than that of garlic.

5. Wild-caught Salmon
Just like other cold-water fish (mackerel, tuna, trout and sardines), salmon is a great source of protein, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids, which  are  all  essential  to maintaining  healthy  hormone  levels.  Salmon  can  also  do wonders for your brain and heart health.

6. Eggs
Egg yolk may not have a good reputation because of its high cholesterol content, but the type it contains (HDL) is actually what your body needs to create hormones. Adding just one whole egg to your meals and snacks will give you the vitamins, amino acids and hormone-healthy fats your body needs to function optimally every day. Just be sure to choose free-range eggs.

7. Quinoa
Aside from its high concentrations of magnesium, phosphorus, and protein, quinoa is known for  its  hormone-stabilising properties.  Because  of  its  low glycemic  index  and awesome macronutrient profile, it doesn’t cause a blood sugar spike. It doesn’t make you  produce  unnecessarily  high  levels  of  insulin  and  abnormally  high  levels  of androgen.  If  white  rice  or  white  bread  is  a  staple  in  your  diet,  try  replacing  it  with quinoa.

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