Last week I talked recognizing a hormone imbalance and how to balance naturally.Many problems that we experience with our bodies can be attributed to an imbalance of required levels of hormones in the body. The perfect level of hormones is essential for great hair, beautiful skin, and good sleep.
Hormonal imbalance can lead to damaged skin, disturbed digestion, and decrease in libido for both men and woman. Ingesting external hormones is the least preferable method for addressing this imbalance.
High-quality natural foods instead that are rich in hormones, especially estrogen, and can be used to supplement your diet. These foods are rich in phytoestrogen, which is often referred to as “dietary estrogen.” Phytoestrogen is metabolized into enterolactane and enterometabolite in our intestine, which produces estrogenic effects.
Estrogen-rich soy is found in tofu, tempeh, and soy milk. However, soy is suggested in moderation, since an abundance of its isoflavones can have adverse effects.
Sesame seeds are powerful little nutrients that can be easily integrated into many types of food.
Dried fruits, nuts, and oilseeds like dried dates, apricots, grapes, and prunes can significantly contribute to desired level of estrogen in your body.
The chickpeas can be added to any soup, salad or enjoy hummus for a delicious snack.
Flaxseeds are an excellent source of estrogen, omega3, fiber content, several B vitamins, and dietary minerals. They are considered one of the most powerful plant foods.
Peas also contain vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and proteins, which boost immunity levels.
Beans are rich in fiber and lower cholesterol, but very few people know that it is also a great source of lignin phytoestrogen. Beans are recommended in moderation, as over-consumption may cause breast cancer in women.
Healthy levels of estrogen can lead to improved sex drive, balanced cholesterol level, toned skin, and balanced fluids.
Always consult your doctor if you suspect your hormones are out of balance, and request a comprehensive hormone test.