Hormonal imbalance? These super foods will keep the balance right

  • Ankur
  • Saturday | 29th February, 2020

When it comes to changes in our hormones or issues related to these changes such as stress or PMS, we often don`t think to turn to food as a remedy. However, certain foods can help balance out your hormones.

Despite all of our technology and medical advancements, we still can’t get our hormones in working order. Hormones — such as testosterone, estrogen, adrenaline, insulin, and cortisol — are the major chemical messengers of the body. From feeling hungry to feeling sleepy, our hormones keep our bodies moving.

When there’s too much or too little of a particular hormone flowing in your body, you get a hormonal imbalance. And this is very common during puberty, menstruation, PMS, pregnancy, and menopause.

When it comes to changes in our hormones or issues related to these changes such as stress or PMS, we often don`t think to turn to food as a remedy. However, certain foods can help balance out your hormones, and including these foods in your diet can help level out your body and improve your overall health without having to take any medication. Although everyone`s body reacts differently, incorporating these health foods can help to at least ensure a healthy diet, which can keep your body functioning optimally. Try out these super foods to balance your imbalanced hormones.

1. Balance out your hormones with flaxseeds

While adding flaxseeds in your diet help suppress your appetite and prevents overeating, they are also great for your body when it comes to proper hormone production. Flaxseeds are a great source of phytoestrogens. It especially contains a kind of phytoestrogen called lignans which have both oestrogenic and antiestrogenic impact. It is also a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Have it with oatmeal, dalia, or curd to reap its benefits.

Flaxseed has powerful properties when it comes to hormone troubles. Inside those small brown seeds are compounds that help restore hormonal health.

2. Nuts can help regulate your hormone-producing glands

Nuts are full up with nutrients. Almonds impact our endocrine system which regulates the major glands of our body–pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, thyroid gland, etc.

Nuts like almonds can assist in lowering your levels of cholesterol. They can also help lower insulin and maintain blood sugar levels.

3. Antioxidant-rich pomegranate

If your body is producing oestrogen in excess quantity then pomegranates can restore its balance.

Pomegranate contains a natural agent that can inhibit the enzyme in women’s bodies that convert estrone into estradiol and could play a role in the origin of hormone-dependent cancers. So, prevention of cancer might also be up for grab for you. The lignans found in the seeds destroy the cancer cells that are estrogen-dependent.

4. Trust the power of `Haldi`

Our traditional kitchen ingredient haldi or turmeric has always been a good remedy to treat inflammation. Turmeric has lately been known as a great remedy to treat inflammation. Because it is made of curcumin, turmeric is found to have many healing properties. While it’s known for its healing properties, its active ingredient–curcumin helps in imitating the activity of oestrogen in the body. The root can help minimize menstrual pain, such as period cramps.

Haldi can help ease your hormonal imbalance.

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