Keeping your hormones balance ensures your reproductive system, and other body systems, work the way they should, and healthy, gorgeous skin is an added bonus.
The great news is that you can easily balance hormones and get great skin by eating the right, nutritious foods.
Working to keep your hormones balanced is important. After all, hormones control your metabolism, libido, mood, skin health, energy levels, digestion and more.
If you’re not eating foods that contain the nutrients your body needs, then the body isn’t able to balance hormones, or even product hormones the way it should, since it doesn’t have the right building blocks.
The foods you’re choosing to eat either help with hormone production and balance, or they are creating imbalances that can cause you all kinds of problems. Your body needs a good balance of fat, carbs, and protein.
However, to balance hormones, fat is one of the most important elements your body needs. Unfortunately, we’ve all been educated to think that fat is bad and fat-free foods are a better choice. However, that’s not the case. Healthy fats are essential for producing and maintaining healthy hormone function in the body.
Well, the body uses certain types of cholesterol and fatty acids to product hormones. Without those important nutrients, the body has a hard time producing hormones.
Certain fats must be present to stabilize hormones and rebuild cells, and this is especially essential when it comes to the female reproductive system.
Eating for Healthy Skin and Balanced Hormones
Your body will thrive when you eat meals that include veggies, clean proteins, and healthy fats, ensuring that you balance your hormone levels and enjoy healthy, beautiful skin. For each meal, choose one food from each of the following categories to ensure you choose foods that heal skin and balance your hormones.
① Clean Proteins
- Soaked or sprouted nuts
- Organic pasture-raised/grass-fed chicken, turkey, beef, bison, elk, pasture-raised eggs
- Wild caught fish
② Hormone-balancing Healthy Fats
- Coconut Oil (and all coconut products for that matter).
Coconut oil, and other coconut products, include healthy fats. They also contain lauric acid, which is beneficial for the production of hormones and also helps heal skin. This acid offers a great source of energy, it speeds up metabolism, it’s easily digested and kills viruses and bacteria within your body.
Avocados contain healthy fats that work to help the body absorb and use essential nutrients. They also include important B-vitamins, potassium, Folic acid, magnesium, fiber and vitamin E, which are all important for keeping hormones balanced.
- Raw Butter/Ghee.
They provide a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2. These nutrients are key building blocks for hormonal production. Butter provides great amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which support immune function, boost metabolism and have anti-microbial properties; meaning, they fight against bad bacteria and viruses in the body.
- Egg Yolks.
Egg yolks include healthy fats, as well as important minerals and vitamins that your body needs. Some of the minerals and vitamins found in egg yolks include iron, vitamin A, choline, vitamin B6, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin B9, phosphorous, vitamin B2, potassium and vitamin E.
All of these minerals and vitamins help ensure healthy skin, a healthy reproductive system, and the proper hormonal balance. The iodine and Choline found in egg yolks are important for helping the body make thyroid hormones.
- Nuts and Seeds.
Soaked seeds and nuts, olive oil, olives, hemp seed oil, raw cultured dairy products, fermented cod liver oil and flax seed oil all include healthy fats.
③ Veggies Rich in Antioxidants
- Brightly colored vegetables include important nutrients. Great choices include tomatoes, orange, red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, white or red onions and red cabbage.
- Starchy veggies are rich in antioxidants too, such as artichokes, turnips, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, beets, yucca and spaghetti squash.
- Any type of dark greens are high in essential nutrients your body needs. Dark greens to add to your diet include cabbage, kale, asparagus, cilantro, broccoli, collard greens, cucumbers, asparagus and spinach.
④ Healing Spices & Herbs
When you ensure your body gets the nutrients needed to balance hormones, your body will have no problem keeping hormones balanced.
Once your hormones are balanced, you’ll enjoy improved fertility, better energy, glowing skin and improved moods. With the right nutrients, your body has the ability to keep itself in balance, making you feel great and keeping skin looking healthy and beautiful.