Today we are continuing the series on Happy Healthy Hormones. The next two things I want to cover are other items to ensure you are adding to your dietary intake daily.
7. Eat lots of Antioxidants
Antioxidants can support healthy follicle & egg health inside the ovaries which supports healthy ovulation. Ovulation is necessary for producing the hormone Progesterone. Without a healthy ovulation, hormone imbalance can occur.
Antioxidants include: Broccoli, spinach, carrots, potatoes, artichokes, cabbage, asparagus, avocado, beetroot, lettuce, radishes, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkins, collard greens, and kale. Try to add this in a variety of ways: raw, lightly sauteed, and steamed . Eat 5-7 cups of these daily.
8. Eat Plenty of Fermented Foods
Fermented foods are rich in probiotics which support a healthy gut. Excess hormones are eliminated through the digestive system, so supporting the health & function of your gut is critical for hormone balance.
Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, beet kvass, and whatever fermented food your culture has are perfect to add in to your diet right before each meal.
This helps prime your digestion and gets your stomach prepared for eating by secreting plenty of acid. These foods also help your gut wall repair and heal and add plenty of good bacteria to your gut microbiome keeping it healthy and allowing for good digestion.
Do you eat any of these things? Is there a fermented food you prefer or is a cultural specialty? I would love to hear from you!
Tune in next week for the next installment of the Keys to Happy, Healthy Hormones series.
Love and Light,