5 Super Food To Help You Regulate Hormones
By: Pinki Tue, 23 Apr 2019 1:17 PM
In simple terms, hormones are those chemical messengers that are secreted by the body’s endocrine system. They travel throughout the body by way of blood circulation, along with other body fluids to all the vital tissues and organs. Once they reach the designated organs, they control, modity and regulate the functions of those organs.
The body’s endocrine system works in tandem with its nervous system to control some very crucial bodily functions such as growth, sexual function and development, metabolism and moods.
This creamy, light green fruit is extremely rich in fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B & E, healthy fats and folic acid. It aids the body to absorb and utilize nutrients effectively. Avocadoes are excellent for the skin as they enable the prompt and proper release of hormones that keep the skin healthy and glowing. Consumable as a smoothie or in salads, avocadoes are a tasty addition to your diet.
* Maca root
The maca root, a radish family tuber found commonly in South America, is a grand source for iron, calcium, potassium, fiber and proteins. It helps regulate the pituitary and hypothalamus gland functions. Available in capsules or powder form.
* Organic Vegetables
Spinach, Broccoli and Kale are three great organic vegetables that are known to correct hormonal imbalances. Broccoli for instance, is super rich in anti-oxidants, Vitamins A, B6, C & K; minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, zinc and copper. Organic vegetables reduce painful cramps, bloating, water retention and also regulate mood swings. They improve estrogen metabolism to keep the skin firm and prevent wrinkles and sagging. Best eaten steamed, or as ingredients in soups and salads or in smoothie form.
* Wild-Catch Salmon
This excellent fish contains large amounts of Omega-D3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. Its anti-inflammatory properties curb skin conditions like acne and eczema. Also stimulates the heart and brain. Best consumed once or twice weekly in 4-ounce servings. Other fresh-water fish like tuna, sardines, trout and mackerel may also be consumed to correct hormonal imbalances.
* Almonds & Walnuts
These super-nuts are rich sources of anti-oxidants and proteins and are known to balance and improve hormonal secretions throughout the body while also improving metabolism and preventing acne to keep the skin glowing. These also tackle mood swings, anxiety and depression. Great for adding to salads or edible as a snack in between meals.