30 days of Hormone Balancing (23) – Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

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No 23 – Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

fresh produce for hormone balancing

Fresh fruit and vegetables are  key to maintaining  healthy hormones. The more you include raw fruits and vegetables the quicker you will get your hormones back into balance. At the very least make sure you eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Your emphasis should be on vegetables more than fruit. Even fresh fruit contains sugars, especially fruits such as bananas and grapes, which can have an effect on blood sugar levels. Blood sugar instability is often a factor in conditions of hormonal imbalance.
Fresh fruit and vegetables provide a good range of nutrients, including anti-oxidants and fibre.

Cruciferous vegetables (including broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and cauliflower) are particularly beneficial because they are high in indole-3-carbinols. Indole 3 Carbinol, (I3C) helps to prevent your body absorbing toxic forms of oestrogen. I3C is one of the most potent ‘new’ discoveries in natural compounds for oestrogen-driven cancers. I3C has the ability to actually denature aggressive oestradiol turning it into its weaker sisters, whilst denaturing the by-products too. Research has shown that it can reverse oestrogen-driven cancers and block oestrogen receptor sites.

How is your fruit and vegetable intake currently? Could you improve the quantity and the variety that you eat?

ACTION: Try adding some new vegetables or fruits into your  diet this week

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