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48 Foods to Balance Your Hormones, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight!

Hormones are chemicals produced by the organs to regulate each body function.

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All processes are in delicate balance with one another, so in case your hormones get out of whack, you will experience the following symptoms:

- Unexplained weight loss or weight gain

- Night sweats

- Insomnia

- Changes in breast tissues (men and women)

- Premenstrual Syndrome

- Muscle mass loss

- Decreased sex drive

- Hot flashes

- Recurrent bladder infections

- Mood swings and irritability

- Puffiness and bloating

- Foggy thinking and memory problems

- Gallbladder problems

- Migraine headaches

- Ovarian cysts

- Acne

- Debilitating fatigue

- Hypoglycemia

- Brown spots on the face

- Rheumatoid arthritis

- Low blood pressure

Hormonal imbalance can be triggered by a lot of factors

The normal aging process, chronic stress, improper diet, and lifestyle factors such as obesity can lead to hormonal imbalance. But, there are also other causes, like:

- Candida yeast overgrowth feeds on progesterone, thus upsetting its balance with estrogen

- Adrenal fatigue due to excessive stress and exhaustion

- Radiation and chemotherapy

- Heavy metal toxicity

- Thyroid problems

- Environmental toxins in foods, plastics, household and personal care products

- Tumors of testes or pituitary

- Neurotransmitters that misfire as a result of excess sugar, nicotine, alcohol, lack of healthy fats and proteins, white flour, and environmental toxins

Remember, pushing ahead without addressing stresses to the endocrine system can actually contribute to very serious, long-term health consequences

Furthermore, by taking a saliva test it’s quite easy to ascertain if you are producing too much or too little of the regulating hormones.

Luckily, most bodily processes can be restored to balance through a proper diet and regular exercise.

In addition, here is a sampling of nutrient-rich foods, which will help you get back to the proper stasis, feeling and looking great completely naturally. But, consider lowering or cutting out sugars, dairy, wheat, and processed foods.

Proteins

- Beans

- Seeds

- Wild fish

- Lentils

- Soaked or sprouted nuts

- Organic, free range poultry, wild game, grass-fed bison and beef

- Quinoa

- Organic, free range eggs rich in minerals, vitamins, and protein that support hormone balance as well as a healthy reproductive system

Antioxidant-rich vegetables

- Green leafy, like kale, spinach, chard, cabbage, and collard greens

- Other greens: broccoli and asparagus

- Brightly-colored: yellow/orange/red bell peppers, orange and purple carrots, red and white onions, purple potatoes, red cabbage, and tomatoes

Herbs and spices

- Cinnamon

- Cayenne

- Garlic

- Cumin

- Turmeric

- Ginger

Fats

- Avocados, abundant in E and B-complex vitamins, fiber, potassium, and magnesium

- Grass-fed raw butter, rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K, stimulating the proper hormone function and medium-chain fatty acids, supporting the metabolism and immune system

- Coconut oil contains lauric acid that stimulates hormone production and boost metabolism; It also has antibacterial and antiviral effects.

- Sesame oil

- Fermented cod liver oil

- Extra virgin, organic, cold pressed olive oil

- Flax seeds and oil

However, all fats are not created equal. So, check out the video below to see why.

Source:dailyhealthpost.com

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