Balance Your Hormones With These 5 Foods
Updated: Apr 9, 2020
On the journey to healing your hormones? This blog post will help! We're sharing our 5 food tips to balance your hormones and heal your cycle. Looking for additional support? Book a free 20 minute call with Cassandra Wilder ND to discuss hormone healing and your cycle health.
In this modern world, toxins and hormone disruptors are all around. It's no longer optional to keep your hormone health in mind - it's essential!
Unfortunately, every year more and more women are diagnosed with health conditions that relate to imbalances of hormones within the body. I am a huge believer that there is power in knowledge and the more we know, the better we can do. By deeply understanding the needs of our body, we can then prioritize the foods, practices and tools that we need to support our hormonal health.
Today, you will learn the top 5 foods that I highly recommend to support hormonal wellness and how you can weave them into your idea.
5 Important Foods for Hormone Health
1) Lots of Healthy Fats!
Contrary to what you may have heard and read in diet books, fat consumption is in fact healthy and will not make you fat. Yes, you heard that right! Fats are necessary for hormone regulation in the body and keep our body healthy and nourished. Feeding our bodies with enough healthy fat supports our hormone health, balances hormones and naturally increases sex drive.
Healthy fats can be found in olive oil, ghee, avocados, butter, tallow, coconut oil and nuts. Of course, these products should all be organic.
I do not recommend the following sources of fat: vegetable oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, margarine or any hydrogenated oil. If these things are in your cupboard, throw them away immediately!
I personally enjoy cooking my meals with organic coconut oil or butter paired with an avocado and some olive oil on a salad. For a snack, some organic nuts are a good source as well. Try adding various types of fat in your daily diet! And, if adding fat into your meals is difficult for you, know that soon it will feel like second nature to you.
Fatty fishes are also excellent sources of these healthy fats in your diet, like wild Alaskan salmon and cod.
2) Eat Raw Carrots Everyday
A carrot a day may definitely keep the doctor away! Carrots have a fiber the flushes out excess estrogen from your body and encourages balanced hormone function. Eating carrots may greatly support our reproductive health overall. If this interests you, you can read Empowered Sustenance's blog post on how to prepare your carrots daily.
3) Keep Your Greens Coming!
Consider this as your reminder to eat your green veggies! Get yourself some broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus and spinach. These greens have the fiber that your body needs to detoxify and regulate digestion.
Loading up with greens will help you regulate your bowel movements and that in turn supports hormonal balance and detoxification. Detoxifying will enable your body to remove excess estrogen and regulate your hormones so it's a win win!
Most of my dinner meals consist of a mixture of the following: an ample amount of green salad with avocado, some sprouts, a few pieces of tomato, bell pepper and a high fat organic dressing alongside sauteed zucchini, baked asparagus, cauliflower rice and a few brussel sprouts. It is my favorite meal and it does wonders for hormone health.
4) Start Making Bone Broth
It has been a new and trending health food, but is it really that new of an idea? Nope! For hundreds of years, bone broth has been prepared to support gut health and boost your immune system. When you were a child, chicken noodle soup was probably given to you when your were sick. Why? Because for many years, bone broth was the go-to remedy to strengthen one’s immune system and fights sickness. Broth has been known as the most nourishing food when you are feeling sick and under the weather.
It also has various healthy fats, minerals and amino acids that regulate and balance hormone health. Making your own bone broth at home is really simple. Check out our blog post here about how to make bone broth. If you find it hard to make bone broth and prefer a simple powder to add to smoothies and soups, I recommend Dr. Axe's bone broth products. Make sure you get the organic ones!
5) Try Eating Some Liver
If you are already nauseated from the idea of eating liver, I understand! I had the same reaction once, too. However if we look at different cultures around the world, every culture eats organ meats like liver because of its richness in mineral content.
Liver is rich in Vitamin A - a crucial vitamin for hormone health - as well as many other minerals and nutrients. If the idea of cooking liver as a meal repulses you, I recommend these liver supplements as an alternative. I take these daily and I feel an enormous difference in my health, hormones and energy level.
I hope that this information is useful to you in supporting your body and reclaiming your health! Supporting your hormone health is essential. Stay connected by tuning into the GoddessCeremony Podcast every Monday for new tools and wisdom about hormone health, cyclical healing and women's empowerment or you can book a free session with Cassandra Wilder ND here.
What tips are your favorite? Comment below and let us know!