Hormone Balancing Foods to Drop or Add to Your Diet

Hormones are the body’s worker bees, they boost your metabolism, take care of your reproductive health and regulate all processes in the body. Hormones act as the chemical messengers of the body ensuring that our body functions smoothly.

 

Hormone imbalances don’t just disrupt the effectiveness of our bodies functions but can result in long-term illnesses like hypothyroidism and PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease). These hormone imbalances can be caused by an array of factors but usually, the guilty culprit is one’s diet.

 

Luckily, Slender Wonder has compiled a list of 3 things to completely drop from your diet to stabilise hormones!

 

What Foods are Bad for Your Hormones?

Red Meat

Red meat is high in saturated and hydrogenated fats, both of which are harmful to your overall health and should be avoided. Consuming red meat boosts estrogen production in the body, which leads to hormonal imbalances, especially in women. Even though a Saturday braai is fun, it would be best to switch out the steak for a fatty fish, because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids and will improve your general health.

Caffeine 

It turns out that drinking too much coffee might affect more than just your sleep pattern. It can also have a variety of negative effects on your body. Caffeine raises cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol, sometimes known as the stress hormone, causes your body to go into an overdrive of overthinking. 

Processed foods

Preservatives, salt, and sugar are abundant in all of our favourite processed foods. This risky combo stimulates inflammation and strains the adrenal glands, putting you at risk of weight gain and serious hormonal imbalance. The best solution to satisfy the need for convenience while still eating healthy is to opt for the Slender Wonder ready-made meals

 

Which Fruit is Best for Hormone Balance? 

Now that you know what foods to drop from your diet, we can dive into what foods to add to restore hormone balance and what better place to start than with delicious fruits. Fruits that are best for hormonal balance include: 

  • Pomegranate: Pomegranates, which are high in antioxidants, aid in the regulation of estrogen production. The regulation of the estrogen hormone aids in reducing the likelihood of developing estrogen-related breast cancer.
  • Avocado: Avocados are your go-to fruits if you’ve been suffering from a lot of stress recently since they help you control your stress hormones.

For specialised advice on how you can optimise your diet contact Slender Wonder and get ready to be the healthiest version of yourself!

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