How Food Impacts Our Hormones
Protein is the backbone for hormone synthesis. The building blocks of protein are amino acids. Hormones travel through your blood stream bound to amino acids.
Not enough protein = hormone dysregulation
Some of my favorite protein sources are organic and grass fed meats like chicken, turkey, and beef. Fish and shrimp are also great choices as long as they are wild caught.
Carbohydrates are important for cellular metabolism. They are the preferred fuel source for your cells. Carbs are needed for proper thyroid function.
Progesterone (a necessary hormone for fertility) relies on proper thyroid function.
Not enough carbs = hormone dysregulation
Carbohydrate sources: Organic fruits, vegetables, and sprouted grains.
Fats are important for nutrient absorption and brain health. The nervous system is sometimes referred to as the neuroendocrine system because of how much our endocrine system and nervous system overlap. We have endocrine gland in our brain! The nervous system is the control center for all of our body's functions. The brain is made up of 60% fat.
Fat soluble vitamins like A, E, D, and K require healthy fats for optimum absorption. 1 in 4 women with PCOS are vitamin D deficient.
Fat sources: ghee, organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, tallow, avocado oil, sardines, and salmon.
Not enough fats = hormone dysregulation
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