Essential Food For Hormonal Balance

Let’s look at some of the food which you must include in your diet for hormonal balance. These food will make up a healthy and balanced diet, will help you cure PCOD, PCOS and will also assist you in losing weight. Including these food in the diet will help you balance the hormones. Apart from the hormones, these food will also help you boost metabolism, improve digestion and increase immunity.

Probiotics

  • Probiotics are live micro organisms that have great health benefits
  • Probiotics are often called good or helpful bacteria as they help keep your gut healthy
  • They improve digestive health, help reduce depression amd promotes heart health
  • Food that has fermented has probiotics in it
  • Dahi, dosa, idli, dhokla, apple cider vinegar, limchi etc are good source of probiotics

Inositol

  • Inositol sometimes also referred to as vitamin B 8 naturally occurs in foods such as fruits, beans, grains and nuts
  • Though often referred to as vitamin B 8, inositol is not a vitamin at all but rather is a type of sugar with several important functions
  • It helps in sugar metabolism and also helps in reducing insulin resistance. It is made from glucose
  • It gets naturally made in the kidney and brain
  • Food sources are oranges, pear, melons, banana, nuts, capsicum, carrot, grains etc
  • Inositol supplements have proven to improve PCOS symptoms particularly when combined with folic acid

Vegetables

  • Seasonal and regional vegetables help in detoxification and are power houses of vitamin and minerals
  • Vegetables are a must to be included in the diet for maintaining hormonal  balance

Omega 3

  • Food which have good quantity of Omega 3 in them help in hormonal balance
  • It is recommended to include flax seeds, walnuts, almonds, aliv seeds and fish oil in the diet

Healthy fat

  • The most efficient herbal remedy to cure hormonal imbalance in the body is seed cycle
  • Coconut oil, olive oil, all kind of seeds are an excellent source of healthy fat

Spices like turmeric and cinnamon

  • These help in improving digestion, remove toxins, help maintain sugar levels and are anti inflammatory
  • Thus, including spices like turmeric and cinnamon is an excellent choice for maintaining hormonal balance

Ayurvedic herbs

  • Herbs like shatavari, fenugreek, red clover etc are herbs that you must include in your diet
  • Don’t include all these herbs in one go, try and include one at a time according to season
  •  Good quality iron plants like legumes, pulses, paneer, mushroom, low fat fish etc should be included in the diet

Fibre (prebiotic)

  • Prebiotics are types of fibre found in vegetables, fruits and legumes
  • Your good gut bacteria can digest these fibre

Vitamin B 12

  • Vitamin B 12 is mainly found in animal products, nutritional yeast and mushrooms etc
  • Vitamin B 12 is a essential component which assists in maintaining hormonal balance in the body
  • Apart from this, selenium, vitamin D, zinc and magnesium should be included in the diet

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