Good Mood Foods
That Will Keep Your Hormones Happy
Maintaining consistent blood sugar and insulin is one of the most important steps to balancing all hormones in the body to ensure that your metabolism stays in high gear. To achieve these goals, eat frequently – three meals plus one or two snacks per day. Make sure you consume protein, fat, fiber and carbohydrates together at every meal.
A high quality diet, eating every few hours to balance blood sugar and sleeping well helps combat the war on stress and helps prevent insulin resistance. Eat the right amount of protein (about 2 – 2 ½ oz. per meal.) Consume enough fiber (beans, peas, berries, whole grain products) and enjoy phytoestrogenic foods such as soy (in moderation) pomegranate and flaxseeds.
Avoid high fat intake and too much alcohol to prevent excess estrogen. Plant sterols balance your hormones, by fueling hormone receptors; they also lower cholesterol. Plant sterols are naturally occurring substances found in plants and are present in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes.