48 Foods to Balance Your Hormones, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight

 

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Our hormones play an integral role of controlling the metabolism, digestion, mood, and libido. You should realize that when our body lacks vital nutrients, the hormone production can be obstructed, thereby compromising these functions.

As such, your choice of food may promote or obstruct the production of hormones. Likewise, the balance of all micro-nutrients, carbohydrates, and protein is extremely important to health.

While we’re usually advised to avoid fats, fat actually promotes the production, as well as the balance of hormones.

Cholesterol and fatty acids help the production of fats, and hence their deficiency will result in hormonal imbalance, particularly in women and their reproductive system.

Hormone- balancing meals encompass healing herbs, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Consider choosing some of the categories provided below and prepare your own healthy breakfast.

HEALING SPICES AND HERBS

  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne
  • Ginger

ANTIOXIDANT-RICH VEGETABLES

  • Dark green veggies ( asparagus, cilantro, broccoli, spinach, cabbage kale, collard greens)
  • Starchy vegetables (yucca, turnips, artichokes, sweet potatoes,  beets, spaghetti squash, butternut squash)
  • Brightly colored veggies ( carrots, red/white onions,  red cabbage, tomatoes,  and green/red/yellow and orange bell peppers)

PROTEIN

  • Soaked or sprout nuts
  • Seeds
  • Lentils
  • Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Organic pasture-raised/grass-fed chicken, turkey, beef,   bison, elk, pasture-raised eggs
  • Wild caught fish

HORMONE-BALANCING HEALTHY FATS

  • Nuts and seeds ( flaxseed oil, fermented cod liver oil, raw cultured dairy product, soaked nuts, and seeds, olives,  and olive oil hemp seed oil )
  • Avocados ( they’re loaded with  folic acid, fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, B-vitamins, as well as healthy fat)
  • Egg yolks ( They’re abundant in nutrients that promote healthy skin,  hormonal balance, and contribute to a healthy reproductive system, including iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, phosphorus,  and vitamins A, D, B6, E, B2, and B9)
  • Coconut oil
  • Raw butter

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