ARE YOUR HORMONES OUT OF BALANCE? HERE ARE SOME STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY!
I have found that 80% of what we do on a daily basis dictates the life that we live later. The foundation for creating happy, balanced hormones in the body starts with eating right! I advocate a plant-focused diet, including lots of dark, leafy greens, veggies and fruit. Eating the color of the rainbow is best. And I highly recommend blend and/or juicing your fruits and vegetables for greater nutrients. You want to focus on foods that contain: antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, fiber and live enzymes. These nutrients are found in plant-based food. My rule of thumb: Eat foods with 5 or less ingredients in the ingredient list such as: apples, blueberries, spinach, and almonds. Foods to avoid: processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy, GMOs and gluten. Many of these foods are endocrine disruptors, along create inflammation throughout the body, impairing function. When it comes to creating hormone balance, watch out for caffeine, sugar and alcohol.
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Eat lots of Cruciferous vegetables
A high consumption of Cruciferous vegetables (from the Brassica family) is associated with a decreased risk of cancer. This is in part due to the presence of a phytochemical called glucosinolates which has potent anti-carcinogenic activities. Brassica vegetables are also really high in fiber (see following point) and improve liver detoxification. These vegetables are best eaten slightly steamed or stir-fried as if eaten raw they can inhibit thyroid function due to the glucosinolates acting as goitrogens (or anti-nutrients). Do not boil them though you will lose all or most of the beneficial nutrients!
Here is an extended list of the Cruciferous vegetables:
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Chinese cabbage
- Collard greens
- Daikon radish
- Mustard greens
Eat lots of fiber
The fiber naturally contained in whole grains (e.g. chia seeds, psyllium husk, brown rice, quinoa, spelt, amaranth, oats, buckwheat), fruits and vegetables helps to prevent your body re-absorbing recycled xenoestrogenic chemicals (such as plastics and pesticides) and encourages the swift elimination of toxins and old hormones out of your bowels.
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