Balance is often the key to good health. It is hard to feel good when you are having trouble balancing a healthy diet or having issues balancing your hormones. The Tampa-based physicians at Weight Success Centers are here to help by explaining how certain nutrient-rich foods could help balance your hormones and tip the scale towards overall health.
Balancing Hormones through Nutritional Healing
Interestingly, many of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are similar to the symptoms of a poor diet. Fatigue, irritability, mood swings, low sex drive, and weight gain can all be linked to hormonal imbalances and poor nutrition.
Proper diet choices and healthy exercises are vital for controlling weight and reducing symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables can help you alleviate issues associated with menstrual cycles, menopause, sex drive, and fertility. Consider adding these to your plates this fall:
1) PUMPKIN SEEDS: Hormones thrive on healthy fats, minerals, and vitamins found in nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds. As a wonderful October snack, pumpkin seeds are rich in fatty acids, zinc, and magnesium. These nutrients combine to help lower anxiety, balance estrogen, and progesterone levels and support overall hormonal function.
2) AVOCADOS: In Florida, several varieties of avocados are harvested in the fall. As a superfood, creamy avocados contain healthy fats and heart-healthy minerals and vitamins that are essential for hormonal balance. Monounsaturated fats (those are the good kind) coupled with vitamin E, folate, potassium, and magnesium could provide aphrodisiac attributes and stress relief.
3) MACA: Peruvian Maca is a radish-like root vegetable with an array of B, C, and E vitamins, as well as amino acids, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, and iron. Maca may help support your endocrine glands, hormones, digestion, sexual function, energy levels, and nervous system.
4) OYSTERS: Oysters are a nutritional powerhouse with protein and energy-enhancing vitamins and minerals including zinc, iron, and vitamin B-12. Studies show the amino acids in oysters can boost sex hormones. Specifically, zinc is an essential nutrient for testosterone production.
Supplements and Bioidentical Hormone Therapies
In addition to diet and exercise, there are effective therapies for hormone balance, including Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. For diagnosed hormonal issues, the qualified physicians at Weight Success Centers in Tampa may prescribe BioTE, a subcutaneous pellet helping patients balance hormones, stabilize mood, and achieve weight loss. As with any supplement or treatment, results and benefits will vary depending on the person. Consult with your doctor or contact the experts at Weight Success Centers for individualized recommendations, evaluations, and effective solutions for hormone balance, nutritional healing, and overall vitality.
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