Below are home remedies on recommended foods to eat in order to prevent hormonal imbalance in Women and men.
Foods to Eat to prevent hormonal imbalance
Hormones have profound effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. They play a major role in controlling your appetite, weight among other things. The endocrine system produces the precise amount of each hormone needed for various processes. However, hormonal imbalances have become increasingly common with today’s fast paced modern lifestyle.
Certain hormones also decline with age.
Below is a list of foods that should be part of your diet to prevent hormonal imbalance;
- Proteins (Fish, dairy products)
Eat enough protein Consuming adequate protein triggers the production of hormones that suppress appetite and help you feel full. Protein rich foods include all dairy products, legumes and most types of fish.
- Healthy fats (coconut oil and palm oil)
Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are taken up directly by the liver for immediate use as energy. They have been known to reduce insulin resistance in overweight and obese people as well as in people with diabetes. They are found in coconut oil and palm oil.
- Green Tea
Research suggests that consuming green tea may increase insulin sensitivity and lower insulin levels in both healthy people and those with insulin-resistant conditions like obesity and diabetes.
- Fatty fish
Fatty fish is the best source of long chain omega-3 fatty acids. Research suggests they may have beneficial effects on hormonal health, including reducing levels of the stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. Some studies have also found that they may reduce insulin resistance related to obesity and gestational diabetes.
Studies have found that fiber increases insulin sensitivity and stimulates the production of hormones that make you feel full and satisfied.
They have been known to positively affect hormones that regulate food intake, including lowering insulin and ghlerin levels.
Important! Limit or avoid illicit drugs, sugary beverages, chemical prone areas, e.t.c Studies suggest that a large amounts of sugar sweetened beverages may contribute to insulin resistance, especially in overweight and obese adults and children.
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