Want a Healthy Hormone Balance? Eat These Foods…Immediately
However, did you know that while there are some amazing supplements out there that can help address any shortcomings and optimize your hormone levels, you could also monitor what you eat.
Yes, not all hormones come in the shape of a vial. You can also balance hormonal levels with foods
Broccoli for Estrogen Balance
Yes, the humble and often maligned vegetable along with its stalemates Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale and cauliflower all contain indol-3-carbinol.
Indol-3-carbinol supports liver function and its ability to detoxify. (Yes, your liver detoxifies you, not some silly juice drink for $10).
The liver removes toxins and hormones from the body, therefore, if the liver isn’t working properly it won’t clear away those unwanted hormones which in turn can end up being recirculated and lead to excess and imbalance.
You may be experiencing this without being fully aware.
Are you suffering from acne, weight gain and low energy? If so you could need to eat more cruciferous vegetables to ensure your liver is working at its peak.
Tuna To Balance Progesterone Levels
If you suffer from the symptoms of PMS you may need to increase your Vitamin B6 intake.
B6 is clinically proven to ease the symptoms associated with PMS such as breast tenderness and moodiness, not withstanding many other symptoms.
Tuna is packed with B6, therfore not only can it help with the more physical feelings associated with PMS but also the emotional symptoms too.
It acts as a cofactor for several neurotransmitters which help control mood regulation such as serotonin and Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA). It’s also helpful to manage fluid retention by assisting in the production of dopamine.
Don’t overlook tuna if your are experiencing difficult menstrual cycles.
Want To Increase Testosterone? Get Some Oysters!
It is proven that low levels of Zinc are not associated with high levels of testosterone.
It has been found that Zinc is important and much required for the production and regulation of testosterone levels.
The testes and prostate contain highly concentrated levels of Zinc, this increases your production of testosterone.
The benefits of a healthy balance of testosterone is almost endless…
It can help muscle mass, fat loss, sperm health, sexual function, mood, energy and general well being.
Therefore, you really want to optimize natural testosterone production as much as possible.
Top Tip: If you are ever in London, there’s a Stout Porter and Oyster Bar in Borough Market just by London Bridge. Great place.
Prevent Insulin Resistance With Spinach
Popeye knew best…
Add some spinach to your salad, sandwich or meal to help ward of obesity and even Type 2 Diabetes.
The magnesium found in spinach stimulates insulin uptake and proper signalling.
Insulin resistance is whereby the cells fail to respond normally to the hormone. Failure to respond can lead to obesity, high blood pressure and even high cholesterol.
Grab Some Nuts For Thyroid Function
The selenium found in Brasil nuts is critical for thyroid health.
Your thyroid regulates your metabolism and selenium supports and protects the thyroid gland from damage.
A lack of conversion of the T4 to T3 form of thyroid hormone can cause fatigue, slow movement, speech, heart rate, poor memory plus a number of other symptoms.
If you feel that you have an under active or even over active thyroid it is time to start increasing your consumption of selenium.
Other benefits of selenium are proper, normal functioning of the immune system and being an antioxidant.