Hormones are the chemicals secreted by your glands and organs that send messages throughout your body. Balanced levels of hormones like estrogen, adrenaline, insulin, and testosterone are critical for good health, and your endocrine system is responsible for keeping them in line.
However, millions of people are affected by hormone imbalances each year, most of which manifest themselves as diabetes, thyroid disorders, infertility, low testosterone, and menstrual problems. If you’re suffering from inexplicable anxiety, exhaustion, weight fluctuations, or changes in your sleep levels, appetite or sex drive, a hormone imbalance might be to blame.
Here are the top 10 most important hormones our bodies produce and their functions:
As you can see our hormones are an essential part of our overall health.
Consuming VERITAT daily is just one part of balancing your overall hormones. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil make it an exceptional way to release leptin, a hormone that works as an appetite suppressant. Likewise, olive oil is known to improve insulin sensitivity and will help your body break down more fat cells than soybean oil. Stay away from highly processed fats like margarine, and embrace olive oil instead because it just tastes so much better!
Here are 15 other foods that contribute to balancing your overall hormonal balance:
Keeping your hormones in balance is a key to good health, and eating a well-balanced diet will work wonders for it. By regularly eating the foods on this list, you can ensure you’re giving your system what it needs to thrive. So when you plan your next menu, take your hormones into account. Your body and mind will benefit from it.
Here's a quick and easy hormone balancing smoothie recipe: (it's the one I'm drinking above)
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