Best Foods to Balance Hormones and Release Excess Fat
Whatever it is you're eating right now is either helping hormonal production, or it's causing imbalances.
The key to eating to balance your hormones is to stick with certain nutrient dense foods.
Doing this will put anyone on the right path.
Whether you like it or not, hormones control your mood, digestion, energy, sex drive, as well as your fat burning ability.
If you fail to eat enough foods that are rich in the nutrients your body really needs, it can't produce hormones correctly.
Nor can it maintain a proper hormonal balance because it doesn't have the building blocks to complete the job.
What your body needs is a balance of all three macronutrients:
Fat is especially crucial for hormonal balance.
Unfortunately, we've been advised that fat-free is good, and that saturated fats are bad.
That is a dangerous lie.
The truth is, healthy fats are the raw material your body needs to produce and maintain proper hormone function.
This is because hormones are produced using certain fatty acids and even cholesterol.
So by missing those nutrients, hormone problems can begin because your body doesn't have the nutrients it needs to make them.
Your body needs certain healthy fats for cell regeneragtion and stabilizing hormones.
This is especially important for a woman's reproductive system.
Which Foods to Eat for Hormonal Balance
Base your meals on only 'clean' protein, hormone-balancing healthy fats, antioxidant-rich vegetables, and even certain herbs.
Sticking with only clean foods and cutting out processed 'junk' foods as much as possible will help your body thrive.
Choose Clean Protein
Meat, Poultry, Dairy and Eggs. Stick with animal products that come from certified organic grass-fed animals. Or wild game.
All are excellent sources of clean protein and are essential for progesterone production.
Egg yolks are rich in countless vitamins and minerals including: A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and choline. The choline and iodine found in egg yolks are also crucial for producing healthy thyroid hormones. So don't just eat the whites.
These protein sources all contribute to healthy hormone balance.
Wild Caught Fish. You might instantly think of wild salmon, but sardines should be top of your list.
They're an excellent source of essential fatty acids, Vitamin D and protein.
Sardines are little deep-sea fish which means they're not contaminated by ocean toxins like mercury which are found in the larger deep-sea fish.
You can even eat the bones in your sardines as they are one of the better sources of calcium.
Get Enough Healthy Fats
You should be eating some healthy fats every day.
Here are some of the best ones:
Coconut Oil. It's a saturated fat which your body need! It supplies you with lauric acid, which is both incredibly healing to the skin and extremely beneficial to support hormone production.
Avocados. They're loaded with healthy fat that helps your body absorb and use nutrients. Aside from fats, avacados are full of fiber, potassium, magnesium vitamin E, B-vitamins, and Folic acid.
All these are essential for maintaining optimal hormonal balance in your body.
Organic Raw Butter/Ghee. A rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2. These are all key nutrients and building blocks for hormonal production.
Nuts, Seeds and Oils. Soaked nuts like almonds and seeds like pumpkin.
Chia seeds are also a dietary source of essential fatty acids and soluble fibre. They supply important nutrients for reducing inflammation in your body which can lead to hormonal imbalances over time. They are also important for effective hormone production.
Also, be sure to include olives and olive oil, fermented cod liver oil, hemp seed oil, and flax-seed oil.
Go for antioxidant-rich vegetables. Stick with eating a lot of dark greena: asparagus, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, cucumbers, and kale.
Choose from bright veggies: red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, red cabbage, red/white onions, tomatoes, and carrots.
Do include some of the starchy vegetables, such as: sweet potatoes, beets, spaghetti squash, artichokes, butternut squash, and turnips.
Once your body has the essential nutrients it needs to be in hormonal balance, it will be.
You'll experience more stable moods, clearer & better looking skin, improved fertility, and higher energy.
Your body has the incredible ability to heal itself and return to balance when you feed it the nutrients it needs to thrive.