Hormonal imbalance is a symptom most women will come across at some point in their lives. It makes you feel lethargic, your mood gets affected and can sometimes really affect your daily routine. Including the right ingredients to your diet can make a huge difference to your mood, improving your energy levels, skin and giving you a better outlook on life in general. Below are some of the best ingredients to include into your daily routine to keep those hormones in check
Kale - The fibrous cousin of the spinach family. Heralded as a superfood in the same league as blueberries, Kale is packed with antioxidants, fibre, magnesium, copper, vitamins A, B6, C, K and calcium. All of these combined will help reduce cramping, bloating and mood swings. Juice it, bake it, fry it or even wear it, it will make you feel better!
Bee Pollen Granules- A popular ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bee Pollen are a complete food and are a super source of folic acid, protein and B vitamins. Sprinkle a teaspoon on some toasted sourdough in the morning and this will keep you going past lunchtime.
Spirulina - The Aztecs called it "tecuitlatl", meaning "stone's excrement", as it was sourced from lake beds and is a potent source of vitamins A, B and E, also including iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc, reduces blood sugar levels and so much more. You can take in powder or pill format and is worth stomaching the metallic after-taste due to its amazing properties.
Maca - Also known as Peruvian Ginseng, has been used by the indigenous people of the Andes for symptoms of infertility and menopause. It is also commonly used as an aphrodisiac and libido stimulant due to the fact that it is loaded with phytonutrients and zinc, an element essential for supporting hormonal balance.
Cod Liver Oil - A Staple favourite in most modern households going back as far as the 1960s, Cod liver oil contains concentrated hormone-balancing nutrients Vitamins A and D and anti-inflammatory omega-3s, helping you fight inflammation, fluid balance and even mood problems.