15 Foods To Help You Naturally Balance Your Hormones

How To Naturally Balance Your Hormones

How to Balance Hormones Naturally

Hormones are extremely important chemical in your overall health. Lately, I have been seeing more and more signs of hormone imbalances in my clients. Some of the signs/complaints that I have been hearing lately are:

  1. feelings of fatigue or exhaustion all the time
  2. low sex drive
  3. digestive issues
  4. hair loss
  5. unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  6. anxiety
  7. depression
  8. irritability
  9. cravings

The list could go on and on. The degree to which each of these signs impacts my clients is different. But, the one thing they all have in common is a lack of proper nutrition.

We all need a good balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fats in our diet. More often than not the nutrient we cut back on first is fat because it has the most calories. We think by cutting out the fat we will lose weight the quickest (which can be true in some instances). By cutting out a significant amount of fat we are doing more damage to our bodies than good. Fat is the most important macronutrient for balance hormones because they are produced from fatty acids and cholesterol. So, when we cut back our fat we deprive our bodies of the elements it needs to keep our hormones in balance.

By structuring your meals around a solid foundation of all three macronutrients; carbohydrates, protein, and fats you will allow your body to really begin to flourish.

Here are 15 Foods To Help You Naturally Balance Your Hormones.

Start by adding one or two and then slowly increase from there.

Protein Sources

Try to stick with organic, grass-fed or wild-caught.

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Beef
  • Salmon
  • Shellfish

Carbohydrate Sources

  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Dark leafy green vegetables
    • Kale
    • Spinach
    • Broccoli
    • Asparagus
  • Bright colored vegetables
    • Peppers
    • Tomatoes
    • Carrots
    • Cabbage
  • Starchy Vegetables
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Squash varieties
    • Beets
    • Parsnips

Healthy Fat

These will be the most important. Try to aim for a variety of healthy fat sources each day.

  • Avocado
  • Coconut Oil
  • Ghee
  • Nuts/Seeds
  • Egg Yolks

Additional Items

Other things such as spices and seasonings can go a long way too! Try adding:

  • Cinnamon
  • Tumeric
  • Cayenne
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Cumin

By including a variety of these foods you will be giving your body the nutrients it needs to really flourish. You will be amazed at how quickly our bodies can heal from lack of nutrients with a few small changes daily.

About the Author

Sarah Kesseli

Sarah Kesseli is a Certified Eating Psychology & Intuitive Eating Counselor at www.sarahkesseli.com She spent the first eight years of her career working in the fitness industry before making the jump into the food, ‘mood’ and nutrition side of the wellness world. Sarah also creates healthy and simple recipes on her website Ingredients Of A Fit Chick as well as for a few well-known, industry leading companies. In her free time, Sarah loves to attend yoga classes, hike, read and spend time at the beach.

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