Today we continue the Keys to Happy Healthy Hormones series.
Here is step 3 and 4 you can start implementing now to help your body restore happy, healthy hormones.
Last week we discussed how important it is to eat breakfast and eat nutrient dense foods. This week we will learn two more important items and steps to take. Again nutrition is the #1 way to balance and restore hormone health so we will continue that today.
3. Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods (breads, pastas, crackers, chips, sweets, etc.) are full of nutrient-depleting ingredients like refined sugars & flours, preservatives, food colorings and other additives that create stress & inflammation on the body which is counterproductive to supporting hormonal health.
Incorporate plenty of whole, unprocessed foods. This means foods that would not need a nutrition label because they only contain one naturally occurring ingredient. Examples include, eggs, grass-fed beef, fruits and vegetables etc.
4. Eat Plenty of Healthy Fats
Fats have gotten a bad rap for far too long. Sex hormones require fat, specifically cholesterol to be produced. Fats are also necessary for nutrient absorption, cellular health & detoxification! So please don't be afraid to eat healthy fats in the forms of wild-caught fish, grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy as well as coconut oil, olive oil & avocados. Variety is key!
Low fat diets are one of the worst diets you can try if you are an individual with ovaries. Fats and cholesterol are necessary for hormone production. Over time low fat diets cause dis-ordered hormone production and deregulation and that leads to disease, thyroid issues, reproduction issues, poor digestion, PCOS, endometriosis and more. You need around 45 grams of fat daily. Try your local farmers market for new types of foods and healthy fats to incorporate into your daily nutrition.
What is your favorite way to incorporate fats into your diet?
Love and Light,