If you’re feeling like your hormones are all over the place, it’s time to get them under control. The first step to balancing hormones naturally is through diet and lifestyle changes. If you eat foods that promote healthy hormone balance, and avoid those that do not, you will start to see results in no time!
Eat more foods that contain magnesium and calcium.
Magnesium is a mineral that helps regulate blood sugar levels, and calcium is important for muscle contraction and nerve function. Both are essential for hormone balance, but they’re also found in leafy greens, nuts, seeds and fish. If you don’t eat seafood often or don’t like it at all (which we get), there are other ways to get enough magnesium and calcium in your diet: try adding leafy greens like spinach or kale into smoothies; making avocado toast with flaxseeds sprinkled on top; eating almonds as a snack instead of chips or chocolate bars; adding sunflower seeds into salads instead of croutons; choosing hummus instead of mayonnaise when making sandwiches at home or ordering out at lunchtime.
Eat more acidic foods like citrus fruits and vegetables.
You can balance your hormones by eating more acidic foods. Citrus fruits and vegetables are great examples of acidic foods that help balance the body’s pH levels. Examples of citrus include oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes and cranberries.
If you want to eat more of these kinds of food in your diet:
- Add a little lemon juice to water or tea instead of sugar or sweetener
- Add orange slices (oranges) to salads for extra flavor
Drink green tea, which contains phytoestrogenic properties that can help balance hormones.
Green tea is a great source of phytoestrogenic properties, which are plant compounds that can mimic the effects of estrogen. The most well-studied of these … READ MORE ...