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Hormone Balancing Superfoods & Recipes To Help You Feel Good

Updated: Feb 5, 2023


hormone balancing superfoods

If you've been experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance such as fatigue, trouble sleeping, low libido, stubborn weight, digestive issues, or PMS you are not alone. Many women struggle with hormonal imbalances.


There is plenty that can be done to naturally balance your hormones so you can feel good again. One place to start is with your diet. There are lots of foods that you can include to provide your body with the nutrients needed for healthy hormone production and detoxification.



Hormone Balancing Superfoods:


Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, brussel sprouts and they all have properties that can help with estrogen metabolism.


Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is a good source of healthy fats which are needed to support stable blood sugar levels which are essential for hormone health - making them a great superfood for hormone balance. Avocado oil is great for those meals requiring higher temperatures to cook.


Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is high in magnesium. In order to te reap the benefits the chocolate needs to be 70% cacao or higher. Magnesium is hormone balancing superfood and helps support your adrenals, and can be helpful with PMS, PCOS and much more.


Apple Cider Vinegar (Unfiltered)

Has many health benefits including supporting stable blood sugar and digestion. Since apple cider vinegar is fermented, it's amazing for your gut bacteria which in turn can support healthy hormones. Try adding apple cider vinegar into your homemade salad dressings for added b-vitamins, iron, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and prebiotics.


Kelp, Nori & Other Sea Vegetables

Sea vegetables provide much-needed iodine for the thyroid.


Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are high in protein which is needed to support hormone balance. They are also loaded with fibre which aids in estrogen metabolism and overall digestion.


Flaxseeds

Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and magnesium which will help regulate blood sugar. Flax seeds contain compounds called lignans that work to reduce excess estrogen in the body. If you struggle with symptoms of estrogen dominance or constipation you should definitely be including flax seeds with your meals.


Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are rich in selenium which acts as a catalyst for the production of active thyroid hormones. Including just 3 brazil nuts per day will ensure you get the required daily amount of this mineral to support hormone balancing. It's also high in antioxidants.


Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc which helps support progesterone production. They are high in protein, iron, and magnesium as well and have been found to be beneficial for balancing hormones, improving digestion, and supporting healthy immune function.


Citrus

Rich in vitamin C citrus not only supports a healthy immune system but helps support your adrenals which can become depleted on key nutrients needed to function well during periods of stress, including vitamin c.


Leafy Greens

Your liver plays an essential role in estrogen metabolism. Eating leafy greens like arugula, spinach, and kale can help support your liver health.

 

Before you go grab the free 3-day happy hormone meal plan (with all the recipes) to get you started with incorporating all these hormone superfoods into your diet.







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