Nov 10, 2014

Fertility and Food: How Diet can effect your hormone levels

What we eat is either helping normal hormonal production, or contributing to unpredictable imbalances.

Hormones largely control our mood, digestion, energy, libido, metabolism, and even effect skin health. When our meals and snacks are missing essential nutrients, our body cannot produce hormones correctly or maintain hormonal balance without the building blocks to do so. The human body needs a balance of three basic macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and especially fat. Macronutients are the type of food that the human diet requires in relatively large amounts.

Fat is one of the most crucial elements for hormonal balance. For years, we've been told that fat-free is good, while cholesterol and saturated fats are bad. This is now being shown to be more of a dangerous lie than a truth to live by. Healthy fat is the raw material that we need to produce and maintain proper hormone function.

Hormones are produced using certain fatty acids and cholesterol. The female reproductive system especially needs these for rebuilding cells and to maintain stable, normal hormone levels.

Basing meals off clean protein, hormone-balancing healthy fats, antioxidant-rich vegetables, and healing spices will help your body thrive. Choose one food from each category for an easy, hormone friendly and healthy meal.

This blog is produced for educational purposes only and is strictly the opinion of the authors.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as medical advice in any form, nor should it be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or other complication. The information provided here should not be acted upon without proper consideration and input from one’s own health care professional. Before using any herbal supplements, or following any suggestions provided here, consult your health care professional.

No comments:

Post a Comment