BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,24TH NOV 2017-We are all always struggling to make healthy food decisions. We believe that filling our bellies with salads and healthy foods is the trick, but then, there are also the dilemmas of exciting our taste buds. We take great care to pick out the least bitter vegetables, finding the best protein-based meals that are low in calories and high in healthy fats.
We often steer clear of nuts because of their high calorie content, and make mindful calculations to provide ourselves and our families the best that nature has to offer. But, are we missing something incredibly crucial and important?
Indeed we are, because we pay little or no mind to the hormone-balancing profiles of foods. Hormones, such as testosterone, play a key role in maintaining and damaging the health of your skin. And in order to promote a healthy balance of these hormones, we need a wholesome and balanced diet.
You need to pick out healthy foods that will play an active role in balancing your hormones and aid you in preventing wrinkles, fighting off acne and keeping your skin supple and youthful.
We’ve compiled a list of 6 foods that will balance your hormones naturally, and promote the health and beauty of your skin.
Almonds are the healthiest nuts to provide your skin the help it needs to maintain its beauty. You see, the consumption of almonds has been scientifically linked with a marked increase in the levels of adiponectin hormone, which aids in the regulation of blood sugar levels to control and prevent the high insulin-high androgen ripple effect.
Moreover, researchers have established a direct link between the daily the consumption of almonds with a marked reduction in the levels of unhealthy male hormones, such as testosterone, which causes the skin to appear thinner and dry. It is highly recommended that you add at least eleven almonds to your daily diet. You can always increase the quantity, but limit yourself to small portion servings as almonds tend to pack up calories.
Dark leafy green veggies, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and spinach are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and naturally occurring compounds, called indole-3 carbinol and sulforaphane, which aid in enhancing the ability of the liver to metabolize estrogen.
Research reveals that the body always requires estrogen as it not only increases collagen to keep our skin youthfully firm and tight, but also promotes self-repair by increasing the supply of blood that reaches the skin. When the levels of estrogen present within the body start decreasing, the skin and other organs begin to shrink and pulling inwards, therefore, it is essential to promote healthy estrogen levels by consuming at least a cup of dark leafy green veggies every day.
Avocados, like coconut and olive oil, are brimming with healthy fats that aid the body in maintaining and regulating healthy cholesterol levels, along with playing a vital role in synthesizing hormones. It allows your skin to remain healthy by promoting the release and circulation of the essential hormones that maintain the beauty of the skin.
Moreover, avocados and their healthy fats enhance the natural lipid bilayers of our skin cells, in order to keep the membrane healthy and vitalized. This enhances the skin’s ability to retain water, and avoid looking dull, dry or plump.
All you need is half an avocado to brim you up with countless nutrients, such as monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, Vitamin C and E, fiber, and lutein, which aids in shielding the skin against sun damage.
Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which function is a vital building bold in synthesizing both, hormones and cholesterol levels. This fatty fish is not only beneficial for the health of the heart and the brain, but it also aids the body in generating and regulating hormones.
Researchers have highlighted the potently powerful anti-inflammatory profiles of salmon, which aid in soothing and preventing severe skin ailments, such as eczema and acne. We strongly recommend you to devour at least one 4-ounce serving of salmon twice every week
If you’re one of the individuals who limit their diet to only egg whites, most likely, you have been conditioned to avoid egg yolks due to the prevailing myth that yolks are high in cholesterol.
Research reveals that egg yolks are brimming with cholesterol, but not bad or LDL cholesterol, but in fact, they pack up good or HDL cholesterol, which is required by the body to generate essential hormones.
Moreover, HDL cholesterol also softens the skin and enhances its beauty. It is essential that you eat at least one egg every day in order to obtain healthy fats and HDL cholesterol that will keep your skin supple and healthy, along with brimming your body with energizing protein.
This incredibly healthy grain is your best pick to load up your body with energizing and hormone-regulating nutrients. It is brimming with essential nutrients and minerals, including phosphorus, protein and magnesium.
Unlike most grain that tends to be alarmingly high on the glycemic index and threaten to heighten your blood sugar levels, quinoa stabilizes blood sugar levels as it is a complex carb loaded with heaps of protein.
This aids the body in preventing the domino effect that takes place when high blood sugar levels raise insulin levels, and leads to an alarming rise in androgen levels.
We strongly recommend you to devour quinoa instead of grains, such as white rice and bread. All you need is ½ cup of quinoa twice every week to brim up your body with energizing nutrients and hormone balancing minerals that will keep your skin youthfully firm and taut.Next time you think of a youthful looking skin consider what you take in.There you have it!
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