Today’s hectic life causes financial, physical and mental stress, and this stress has the maximum impact on our eating habits. Stress and tension, over a long period of time, can cause health problems that result in hormonal imbalances. This imbalance leads to irregularity in producing testosterone in men and estrogen in women. Therefore, it is very important that we take care of our eating habits in our hectic life and eat a diet which helps us balance out our hormones. You must be thinking what are those foods that can help? The answer is food containing essential amounts of proteins, omega three and omega six fatty acids, calcium, fiber and iron.
Drinking water in proper quantities keeps the body hydrated and helps in lowering the level of stress. Stress is the biggest cause of hormonal imbalance and it can be controlled, to a great extent, by simply drinking water.
For hormonal balance, a diet rich in natural fatty acids must be followed. You should eat plenty of fruits, whole grains, olive oil and fish such as salmon, trout and tuna. All these foods have omega-3 which strengthens the nervous system along with the heart. At the same time, the biggest advantage of this is that it prevents hormonal imbalance in your body.
Fruits that have a high level of flavonoids, must be eaten to maintain hormonal balance. Citrus fruits such as oranges, etc., along with pears, blueberries, strawberries, red grapes, apples and watermelons, are all rich sources of flavonoids.
Green, leafy vegetables are not only nutritious but are also extremely beneficial in maintaining and balancing out the hormones in our body. Eat green vegetables such as spinach, fenugreek and salad leaves for your dinner everyday.
A diet rich in fiber, is always considered to be healthy for the body. It is also beneficial for balancing hormones in the body. High fiber foods include whole grains and pulses, plenty of vegetables and all kinds of fruits. Sprouted grains like moong, gram and peanuts are also a good source of fiber.
Rich in monounsaturated fat, avocados are a good source of nutrition for the body. These fruits are full of nutrients, especially folic acid, and many vitamins which are important for maintaining hormonal balance. It also has sterol in it, which has a special effect on the hormones estrogen and progesterone-the hormones that help to keep the ovaries and the menstrual cycles healthy.
After reading this, you must have felt that there is nothing in it that requires special effort. All you have to do is include all these things in some form regularly in your week’s diet. Following this would surely help keep your family healthy.
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