We all know the damage eating processed foods can do to our body. An unhealthy diet can cause acne breakouts, irritability, daily fatigue, and more uncomfortable symptoms. So the question is, what should I be including in my diet to improve my health?
There are many foods and ingredients out there that can not only enhance different health areas like digestion and metabolism, but these foods can also regulate your body’s natural hormone levels which is crucial to feeling your best.
Spices are the first step to any dietary change, as they are the easiest item to incorporate into a more natural, and balanced eating regimen. Simple fixes, like adding apple cider vinegar or lemon, to your daily meal can help reduce bloating and make bathroom trips more regular. There are even some spices, like ginger or turmeric, that function as anti-inflammatories and can significantly improve your gut health.
2. Healthy Fats
There is a common misconception that fats are bad for your diet, but healthy fats are necessary for hormone production and metabolization. Substituting butter for healthier fats like coconut oil can have a huge impact on hormone regulation while still allowing you to enjoy your favorite home cooked meals. Certain foods, like fish or red meat, might also look high in “fat” but are truly a healthier alternative to stimulating hormone production and your metabolism.
Liver health is one of the cornerstones to hormone regulation and overall health. Including antioxidants in your daily diet is vital because it can help clear your skin, metabolize stored fat, and flush out any extra “gunk” blocking normal hormone production. Some simple & common antioxidants include berries, nuts, beans, dark chocolate, and more.
4. Leafy Greens
In order for your body to produce optimal levels of testosterone and estrogen, it must have a balanced level of magnesium. Magnesium is not only important to hormones, but it can strengthen your body’s immune system and heart health as well. Including more leafy greens like arugula or kale into your daily diet can provide your body with the right amount of magnesium it needs to function properly.
The most essential part of any balanced diet is protein because it gives our body the energy and fuel it needs to function throughout the day. Many protein sources contain healthy fats and vitamins that reduce high cholesterol, improve heart health, and can even balance your hormone levels. Trying new foods like salmon or grass-fed beef can significantly improve your overall health and help you feel fuller and more energized throughout the day.
A well-balanced diet is the key to helping your patients Feel Amazing, and Live Better. Combining a healthy diet with a Hormone Replacement Therapy program can produce incredible results and help your patients overcome some of the most common symptoms of aging.