Hormone Balance Through Food
An imbalance in hormones can lead to a vast array of unpleasant side effects.
|Symptoms of hormone imbalances can include:|
|Unexplained weight change||Excessive sweating||Difficulty sleeping|
|Dry skin||Blood pressure changes||Changes in heart rate|
|Weak or brittle bones||Blood sugar changes||Irritability and anxiety|
|Long-term fatigue||Increased thirst||Depression|
|Blurred vision||Infertility||Changes in appetite|
There is a wide range of external factors that can have a negative impact on your hormone balance including stress, a lack of sleep, genetics, aging, unhealthy lifestyle choices and poor diet.
Foremost, it is essential to address gut health and inflammation. Inflammation, which is suggested to be the root of all disease – including hormonal imbalances – usually stems from your gut.
And since gut health plays a significant role in hormone regulation, having a gut-related issue also increases your chances for hormonal imbalances.
So how do you find your (hormone) balance?
1. Eat a balanced diet
2. Reduce inflammatory foods
3. Eat probiotic foods
4. Aim for 25-30g of fibre per day
5. Eat enough healthy fats
6. Drink enough water
7. Limit alcohol and caffeine
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