As the holidays are upon us, we are going to be coming into contact with a lot of hormone disruptors. Things like stress, sugar, lack of sleep, and the constant contact with all the germs flying around, put extra pressure on your body. And when your body is feeling stressed, the first thing it tends to stop tending to is your hormones!
Because of this, we need to be making sure that we are feeding our bodies exactly what they need to continue functioning at their best. So in addition to getting plenty of rest and limiting sugar, add these foods in regularly. Your body will thank you!
Are you familiar with the blue-green algae found in ponds and lakes? Well, it is known as Spirulina and it contains high amounts of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. It is rich in hormone-balancing nutrients, which can help reduce mood problems, cramps, inflammation, and breast tenderness. Therefore, it can reduce the risk of blood sugar problems by resolving the root cause of hormonal
imbalance. Its great to addition to smoothies!
2.) Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is a historically popular remedy for its nutritional content. Fortunately,
the contemporary variety is much tastier than its predecessors. Cod liver oil is rich in essential concentrated hormone-balancing nutrients such as Vitamin A and omega 3s that help address mood problems, inflammation, and fluid balance.
Vitex is also called Chaste Tree Berry, which is a powerful medicinal herb. This is especially ideal for women’s health because it helps produce high progesterone levels. Vitex can help relieve PMS symptoms such as depressed mood, irritability, headache, skin disorder, fatigue, bloating, breast-fullness or sleeplessness. Vitex tincture gives you the best results and can be added to herbal teas.
4.) Bee Pollen
In traditional Chinese medicine, bee pollen is specifically used to increase energy, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and build iron. Bee pollen is considered a complete food and is a great source of proteins and other important nutrients such as folic acid and vitamin B. These nutrients are effective in balancing hormones, improving your mood, and stabilizing weight.
Avocados are great sources of the good fats that are essential for hormone synthesis. The nutrients from avocados help your skin release and circulate the hormones necessary to stay healthy. It is recommended to eat a half an avocado per day to get a beneficial amount of fiber, monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins C and E, potassium and lutein.
Salmon is good for your brain and heart health. It also balances your hormones because it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which serve as a major building block for hormone synthesis. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help fight skin irritations, including eczema and acne.
What are some ways you can (or already do!) keep these foods in rotation throughout the holiday season?