Hormones are one of the most important elements of your body, they make all organs in your body work as they should. They are the messengers that control the majority of bodily functions. However, when they go out of balance they can disrupt your body’s harmonic functioning and compromise your health in many ways. The same way your house needs regular cleaning, your body also needs regular maintenance in order to work properly.
Fortunately, there is something we can do to prevent hormones from going crazy and to keep them balanced in a natural way, without having to start a hormone replacement therapy.
Here are four foods that can help you balance the hormones in your body. If at all possible, use organic versions as you will see that we also recommend eating the leafy parts of some vegetables:
Avocados are high on oleic acid, a fatty acid that is known to reduce blood pressure. It’s also rich in vitamins B, K, C, E and potassium. A regular consumption of avocado blocks estrogen absorption and promote progesterone production in women.
Beetroot and its greens are high in potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber, folic acid and vitamins A, B and C. It’s a great liver cleanser and blood purifier. It helps in reducing bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol.
The nutrients of beetroot are better absorbed if they are eaten raw. A beet juice with celery and a squeeze of lemon tastes incredibly good.
Consuming sprouts is a great way to regulate hormones, particularly estrogen levels or to prevent hormonal imbalances in the future. Adding bean, radish, sunflower, kala channa, mung, masoor or alfalfa sprouts to your diet will help regulate your hormones and the best of all is that you can sprout all of these at home.
Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and melatonin, which are essential for brain health and act as a natural anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce PMS symptoms and improve blood circulation.
Hormonal imbalances can cause many serious disorders in our body, that is why it’s better to practice prevention instead of waiting for something to happen. Eating a healthy diet, along with moderate exercise and other practices to reduce stress levels will keep you healthy for many years and away from the doctor’s office.