Top 6 Foods To Help Balance Hormones
Hormones play a role in so many different aspects of health including mood, energy, appetite, skin, sleep and libido... so we want to ensure we're keeping them happy! One way to do that is by ensuring we’re fueling our bodies with the right food. Here are 6 that you need to put on your radar!
The plant sterols found in avocados are known to have a positive effect on female sex hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone. You can shop avocado in oil form over on the GoodnessMe Shop!
2. Chia seeds
The humble little chia seed is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which is pivotal to hormone production. Sprinkle over yoghurt, add to smoothies or sneak them into your sweet treats and salads. Shop here.
Berries such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries contain hormone-loving polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. Apart from eating berries everyday, one of our favourite ways to get our antioxidant hit is in the form of herbal tea. You'll find the antioxidant-rich Qi Wellbeing Tea containing a superfruit blend of pomegranate, blueberries and cranberries in the September Happy Hormones box!
Chickpeas are packed full of protein which helps keep you feeling for longer and also assists in the regulation of appetite hormones ghrelin and leptin. Plus, they make for the perfect on-the-go snack! Shop here.
5. Broccoli & Cauliflower
These cruciferous veggies are filled with so many antioxidants which can help fight inflammation and improve cortisol (aka stress hormone) levels. Plus, they are natural liver detoxifiers, essential for addressing symptoms of hormonal imbalances including acne, PMS and low energy. Shop delicious broccoli chips here!
Traditionally used to help support fertility, libido, boost energy, mood and stamina and may even help reduce symptoms of menopause. You can find this maca powder and more over on the GoodnessMe Shop!