Who doesn’t want a rocking reproductive system, balanced hormones, and glowing skin too? With the help of hormone balancing foods, everyone can do just that! Hormones control our mood, digestion, energy, libido, metabolism, and the health of our skin, so keeping our hormones balanced is super important for keeping us healthy. From Health Fitness Revolution, here’s a thorough list of foods that you can eat to take care of your reproductive system.
Our method for hormonal balancing meals
Basing meals off clean protein, hormone-balancing healthy fats, antioxidant-rich vegetables, and healing herbs will help your body thrive. We recommend choosing one food from each category for a healthy meal.
1. Clean protein
- Soaked or sprouted nuts
- Organic pasture-raised/grass-fed chicken, turkey, beef, bison, elk, or pasture-raised eggs
- Wild-caught fish
2. Hormone-balancing healthy fats
- Coconut oil (and all coconut products, for that matter). It contains lauric acid, which is incredibly healing to the skin and extremely beneficial for hormonal production. It also kills bad bacteria and viruses in the body, provides a quick source of energy, is easy to digest, and speeds up metabolism.
- Avocados. They’re rich in healthy fat that helps our body absorb and use nutrients They are also full of fiber, potassium, magnesium vitamin E, B-vitamins, and Folic acid – all essential for maintaining hormonal balance in the body.
- Raw butter/ghee. They provide a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2. These nutrients are key building blocks for hormonal production. Butter provides great amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which support immune function, boost metabolism and have anti-microbial properties; meaning, they fight against bad bacteria and viruses in the body.
- Egg yolks. They’re rich in countless vitamins and minerals including A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and choline which all contribute to a healthy reproductive system, hormonal balance, and healthy skin. The choline and iodine in egg yolks are also crucial for making healthy thyroid hormones.
- Nuts and seeds. Soaked nuts and seeds, olives and olive oil, fermented cod liver oil, hemp seed oil, flax-seed oil, and raw cultured dairy products.
3. Antioxidant-rich vegetables
- Look for anything dark green: asparagus, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, cilantro, etc.
- Opt for brightly colored veggies: green, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, red cabbage, red/white onions, tomatoes, and carrots.
- Don’t overlook starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, yucca, beets, artichokes, butternut squash, and turnips.
4. Healing spices & herbs
If your body has the nutrients it needs to be in hormonal balance, it will be. You’ll experience glowing skin, stable moods, fertility, and consistent energy. Our bodies have an incredible ability to heal and be in balance, when given the nutrients they need to flourish.
Originally published on Mind Body Green.