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10 Super-Foods for Your Hormonal Balance

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Sluggish Metabolism?

A slow thyroid causes all sorts of complications along with weight gain. Constipation, feeling cold all the time and exhaustion are other symptoms. So to keep your thyroid happy eat foods like....

1. Sea Vegetables for natural Iodine. I like to eat sushi rolls minus the raw fish, ha ha. Seaweed noodles are great especially if your doing a low carb meal. And seaweed is also great in soups.

2. Brazil Nuts are one of the most selenium rich food which your thyroid needs and loves. They are very good to eat just on their own.

The Microbiome is so important to health and the Gut is a huge part of your immune system.

The microbiome loves fiber because it supports all the "good bugs" in the gut that keep your immune system healthy. Nearly 70% of your immune system is centered in the gut.

3. Quinoa is a great source of fiber, zinc, and protein. The Quinoa noodles are great and taste a bit like corn. They are great in cold pasta salad.

4. Eggs are highly nutritious and a great source of protein. Eggs also slow down insulin and ghrelin. And they suppress the appetite.

5. Avocados are a wonderful source of good fat. They slow down the absorption of estrogen with plant sterols and increase testosterone.

6. Salmon is a wonderful source of Omega-3's which are the building block of healthy hormones. So salmon instead of tuna is a great idea.

7. Spinach is very nutrient dense and lowers insulin resistance and increases the metabolism. Popeye was right, spinach makes you strong!

8. Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, which increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women. This helps to balance sex hormones. Also it reduces insulin surges and helps burn belly fat. It's great in a morning beverage and tasty on a good whole grain toast.

9. Sweet potato is really helpful in progesterone production which makes it a great thing to eat the week before the menstrual cycle.

10. Finally omega-3 foods in general are so helpful to hormones. Here is a list...macadamia nuts, walnuts, flaxseeds, and even hempseeds contain omega-3's.

Another thing that's very important is to keep chemicals out of your diet as much as possible. Chemicals in our food, cosmetics, and anything that ends up on our skin can be very detrimental to our hormones. So the cleaner you can eat the better.

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