Women Health

10 BEST HORMONE BALANCING FOOD

Living with hormonal imbalance make you feel like you are slave of your own symptoms. A little fluctuations in hormones can cause serious symptoms like acne, facial hairs, obesity, infertility and many more.

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Hormonal imbalance is increasing in today’s fast paced lifestyle and to cope up with it’s symptoms,  a good hormone balancing diet plan can be a first step towards treatment.

How Do I Know If My Hormones Are Not Balanced?

1.Flax Seeds

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Flax seeds are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats and contain phytoestrogens, which are plant-based compounds that mimic estrogen (female hormones), bind to our estrogen receptors and help us excrete excess estrogen from the body. They can also help improve or prevent additional hormone-related issues including breast cancer, menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis.

2.Cherries

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Cherries contain nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium which help in regulating hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Vitamin C enhances the effect of hormone replacement therapy ( HRT). Cherries also help bone growth specially in post menopausal females.

3.Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is just great for skin and hairs but it has many other health benefits also like it improves insulin utilisation within the body and boosts thyroid function.
Coconut oil can help in losing weight as it contains medium chain triglycerides (good fat). Two to three tablespoon of coconut oil can also regulate your irregular periods.

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 4.Egg Yolk

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Egg yolks are rich in vitamin A and D, biotin and selenium ( it concerts thyroid hormone from inactive state to active state). Egg yolk consumption can be a great help to improve hormonal imbalance, specially recommended in hypothyroidism.

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5.Broccoli

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Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Broccoli promotes estrogen metabolism in the body as it contains phytoestogenic compounds. This crucifer also help in premenstrual syndrome.

Broccoli is a good source of B vitamins which is an essential nutrient for the development of the fetal brain and spinal cord. Regular consumption of folate-rich foods like broccoli can help in healthy pregnancy outcomes.

6.Avocados

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Avocados are a delicious addition to any meal, but they can do a lot more for your health than you think. On top of being great go-to  brunch treat avocados can help manage stress hormone and regulate your menstrual cycle.

Avocados are loaded with fibre, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, B vitamins and folic acid which help in regulating ovulation by balancing estrogen and progesterone level. 

7.Drink Green Tea

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Green tea is one the healthiest beverage. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, improved our gut health, flush out toxins from the body and help in maintaining healthy weight.

Green tea helps in regulating menstrual cycle and is helpful in infertility as a natural treatment.

8.Turmeric

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Chronic inflammation can lead to damaging hormonal imbalance and here comes the of of well known anti inflammatory herbal medicine Turmeric.  Season your meals liberally with turmeric to get an extra dose of anti-inflammatory action.

Turmeric can mimic the activity of estrogen and help in minimise menstrual pain.

Just be sure to pair turmeric recipes with black pepper for maximum absorption!

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9.Sweet Potatoes

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Love these tubers already? Now you have another reason – they are high in Vitamin B6, a vitamin that helps with liver detoxification. Other foods rich in Vitamin B 6 include spinach, turkey and chicken. Any food that aids with liver detox is going to also help rid us of any excess hormones.

10.Wild Salmon

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The protein found in wild-caught salmon can balance your hunger hormones and increase feelings of satiety.

In addition, salmon provides a hefty dose of healthy fats in the form of Omega-3’s, which are called essential fatty acids because your body cannot make them–you have to get them from your diet. Omega-3s are needed for synthesizing hormones that regulate blood clotting, arterial function, and inflammation.

Salmon is known for being heart-healthy, and its ability to tame your body’s inflammatory response can also help control autoimmune diseases including lupus, eczema, and rheumatoid arthritis, and may even protect against cancer and other chronic illness.

With all these dietary remedies one should definitely do a good physical activity on daily basis like jogging , swimming, running, yoga and cardio exercises which burns extra calories, make your muscles work and elevate your mood.

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