Do you find it difficult to lose weight or feel depressed lately? Hormonal imbalances in the body can be the cause. The 20 types of food below are useful for restoring the balance of hormones in the body.
Hormones are a system of controlling the body’s balance. Along with increasing age, foods that contain chemicals, shampoo, even fragrances that we use everyday can disrupt the balance of hormones in the body. In addition to mood swings and infertility, unhealthy hormone levels in the body can also increase the risk of cancer and other serious diseases.
Eating foods that contain pure protein, healthy fats, vegetables high in antioxidants, and spices can restore the body’s hormonal conditions as before. Here’s the list of foods.
Pure protein is a type of protein found in meat that is not contaminated with pesticides or other harmful substances. Pure protein cannot be obtained from chicken, fish, beef, eggs, and milk produced from livestock because most of the animals are fed with hormone injections. Pure protein is found in foods such as:
Almost all types of nuts are rich in beta-sitosterol, which is a natural substance that can reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Almonds are a type of bean that is highly recommended for a healthy diet because it contains protein, fiber, beta-sitosterol, and other nutrients that are good for the body.
Eating organic soybeans regularly can maintain bone density, maintain body balance, reduce cholesterol, improve heart health, protect the prostate, and relieve menopausal symptoms.
Unlike other sources of carbohydrates, quinoa is a source of complex carbohydrates with a low glycemic index so it will not increase blood sugar levels in the body quickly. As is known, when blood sugar levels rise, insulin levels also rise so that the balance of hormones in the body also changes.
It is rather difficult to find meat from livestock fed grass without hormone injections in Indonesia. But now there are many organic meat producers who sell their products even though they are more expensive than ordinary meat.
Who says all bad fat? Many people avoid foods that contain fat because they consider all bad fats. In fact, there are healthy fats that also work to balance hormones in the body as contained in these foods:
This one oil contains lauric acid which is useful for the healing process of the skin and plays a good role in hormone production. Coconut oil can also kill viruses in the body, easily digested, and speed up the body’s metabolism.
Avocados are rich in healthy fats that can help the body absorb nutrients better. In addition, avocados are also rich in fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin B and folic acid. All of these substances are useful for maintaining hormonal balance in the body.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. All of these substances contribute to maintaining reproductive system health, hormonal balance and healthy skin.
Some types of oil such as flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, and fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have a positive effect for women especially those who are experiencing menopausal symptoms. The content of fatty acids is good for heart, breast, bone health, and makes the mood more stable.
Various vegetables that are high in antioxidants also function to prevent the risk of chronic cancer in the body. Here are the vegetables that you must consume:
Broccoli and other green vegetables such as cauliflower, spinach, kale, cabbage, and asparagus can help break down estrogen metabolites. This can be a trigger for tumors, especially in breast cells that are sensitive to estrogen.
Bright colored vegetables such as carrots also play an important role in helping the detoxification process of the excess hormone estrogen. Make sure you eat raw carrots for the best effect.
Sweet potatoes, radishes, and beets are also good for consumption. Occasionally replace white rice with sweet potatoes for a better source of carbohydrates for hormonal balance.
High Antioxidant Fruits
Eating fresh fruits like the one below is believed to keep the mood more stable and slow menopause in women:
Angur is rich in flavonoids which are good for skin health as well as hormones. Apart from wine, fruits such as citrus fruits and berries are also rich in flavonoids.
Pomegranate has natural compounds to inhibit enzymes in a woman’s body that convert weak estrogen to estrone and estradiol. These hormones play a role in maintaining the fertility of the reproductive organs in women.
As the saying goes, “Apple keeps the doctor away.” Routinely consuming apples that are rich in flavonoid antioxidants can reduce the risk of chronic diseases related to aging, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Herbs and spices
Add spices to your daily menu. Apart from feeling better, these spices can speed up the healing process while being good for hormonal balance:
This herb helps the muscles of the body and liver to respond better to the increase in insulin in the blood. By keeping insulin levels stable, blood sugar levels in the body will be more balanced.
Eating spices with a sharp taste can reduce inflammation, swelling and pain in the body naturally. Add spices such as turmeric, garlic, rosemary, and black pepper.
Ginger has been proven to overcome pregnancy nausea and the effects of chemotherapy. The antioxidant content in it can counteract the effects of nausea caused by serotonin in the intestine.
Some of the following foods can be consumed between meals to help maintain the balance of hormones in the body as a whole.
Someone who eats chocolate regularly proves to be more smiling and more active. This is because chocolate increases endorphins and contains tryptophan (a form of serotonin) that can send signals to the brain to produce feelings of happiness and love. Eat chocolate when you are stressed for the mood booster.
Drinking green tea can also have a calming effect because it contains theanine. In addition, green tea can also increase your body’s metabolism and burn fat.
Dehydration can also make the body produce hormones that make your stomach feel hungry. Daily water needs need to be met to prevent joint stiffness, increased body weight, headaches, etc.