Nutrient-Dense Foods Your Hormones Need

Nutrient-dense food is so important for hormonal health. The right fats, proteins, and vitamins and minerals play a vital role in making and balancing your hormones!

Healthy Fats For Your Hormones

Since sex-hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol) are made from cholesterol, we need to consume healthy fats to make healthy hormones. No more of this "low fat" business, ladies. Please!

Adding plenty of healthy fats, including monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and certain saturated fats to your diet reduces inflammation and ensures you can make enough of these hormones.

Fats to Incorporate:

  • Nuts
  • Grass-Fed Butter
  • Well-Raised Meat

Proteins For Your Hormones

Protein is necessary to make peptide hormones (i.e. thyroid hormones, FSH, LH, digestive hormones). Getting adequate protein helps to balance blood sugar levels, while also supporting thyroid, digestive, and menstrual function.

Vitamins And Minerals For Hormonal Health

Vitamins and Minerals are cofactors for all functions within the body. They are the “helpers” in keeping your entire system running well. Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals are more common than you might think. For example:

  • Low Iron leads to fatigue and heavy periods (leading to more iron loss).
  • Low Vitamin D levels are associated with low mood, a compromised immune system, and autoimmunity issues.
  • Low Magnesium can cause fatigue, weakness, numbness and tingling, as well as muscle cramps and spasms.

In fact, supplementing magnesium and active B vitamins balances hormones and reduces PMS.

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This is an excerpt from a post written by Dr. Meghan McNaughton, ND, a Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in women's health, fertility, and digestion. She works with her patients to identify the underlying cause and barriers that are preventing them from reaching their health goals. Check her out on Instagram. Abridged content curated and edited by Nayla Al-Mamlouk. 

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