Hormones are still a hot buzz word right now, and we’re totallyyy okay with it. If we want to feel good, look good naked, have symptomless menstrual cycles, a strong sex drive, and hit PR’s in the gym – happy hormones are absolutely the name of the game.
Really though. Simple changes like upping the ante on the food we shove in our piehole can pay major dividends.
Keep in mind that we don’t live in a vacuum: If gut health is compromised and we’re chronically dealing with gas, bloating, or don’t visit the bathroom on the daily, there’s a good chance we suffer symptoms of hormonal imbalance (like low sex drive, minimal morning wood, and uncomfortable menstrual cycles).
So love on those hormones, but don’t forget to love on your liver and gut as well!
While things like zucchini and bell peppers are important to eat on the reg, cruciferous vegetables in particular are the real MVP.
Most of them contain a naturally occurring compound called indole-3-carbinol. I3C converts to a phytochemical in the body known as DIM that works to balance unruly estrogen, amongst other things. Just like we have good and bad cholesterols in the body, estrogen can behave like a naughty little monkey if left to it’s own devices.
Sprouts are incredible little powerhouses that break down toxins in the body. Broccoli sprouts are especially great for liver detox & may boost glutathione (master of all antioxidants)
Things like collagen, bone broth, & fermented foods can be powerful tools to improve digestion & gut health. Look below for all the goodies!
– Bok Chok
– Broccoli, Broccolini
– Brussels Sprouts
– Collard Greens
– Mustard Greens
– Alfalfa Sprouts
– Broccoli Sprouts
– Clover Sprouts
– Radish Sprouts
– Sunflower Sprouts