Products used daily -- from scented soaps to processed foods -- can really throw off your hormones. And when those hormones are messed up, it can affect your body in some very unhealthy ways. But no need to stress; here are eleven foods that can help you put those hormones back into balance.
1. Raw Honey
Besides being sweet and delicious, raw honey can help balance reproductive hormones by enhancing glycogen for the liver. It is even said to stop or greatly reduce hormones contributing to PMS.
2. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is all the buzz these days, and I can understand why. Besides having many healthy uses, coconut oil is said to provide the necessary building blocks for hormone production.
The ever-incredible egg is high in vitamins D, B6 and E. These three vitamins are considered to be beneficial for balancing hormones as well as preventing PMS.
Avocadoes are said to increase progesterone levels in women and testosterone levels in men by blocking estrogen receptors in our cells and reducing estrogen absorption rates.
5. Montmorency and Balaton Cherries
These particular types of cherries are significantly high in the antioxidant hormone melatonin. Melatonin is considered an excellent antioxidant for the brain because it can help with brain restoration while we sleep.
This amazing ancient grain contains protein, magnesium, and phosphorus, which helps with stabilizing hormones.
7. Chia Seeds
Definitely one of my favorite seeds! Chia seeds contain omega three and six fatty acids as well as phytoestrogens which are considered important in hormonal production.
Lentils sure are lovely. They are rich in protein and are essential in managing the over-production of the steroid hormone cortisol.
9. Dark Leafy Greens
The darker the green, the better. Dark leafy greens like kale or spinach are said to contain a lot of key nutrients for keeping all those hormones in balance.
Walnuts contain healthy fatty acids, which play an important role in assisting our bodies with hormone production.
11. Raw Carrots
The hormone estrogen is very important for the female reproduction system, but having too much of it will throw your body’s hormonal system off. Eating raw carrots can reduce estrogen levels and stop them from taking over.
If you are concerned about your hormonal levels, maybe one or more of these foods could help you. One of the most important things you can do to help maintain hormonal balance is to pay attention to the foods you are consuming daily, and make sure you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.