Avoid these 5 healthy foods if you have hormonal imbalance

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Hormones are chemical messengers of the body, which travel to different parts of the organs and tissues directing them to function efficiently. Secreted from the endocrine glands, hormones play a crucial role in the proper functioning of the body. Right from boosting your metabolism to the reproduction, hormones regulate all these processes.

Here are some foods you must avoid

For the same reason, even minute changes in your hormones can have serious effects throughout your whole body. Both men and women are equally prone to be affected by the hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance is mostly treated by meditation and making some necessary lifestyle changes. You have to eat healthy and exercise daily. But at times even healthy food can make your symptoms worse. Here are 5 healthy foods that must consume in moderation when dealing with hormonal issues:

Vegetables

Certain vegetables like brinjal, peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes are also recommended to be consumed in moderation. These vegetables are considered to be bad for your health as it may lead to inflammation in the body. Even some cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, and kale may increase the symptoms. Both the vegetable groups are linked with thyroid-related complications.

Red meat

Food rich in saturated and hydrogenated fats, which is commonly found in red meat and processed meat should also be avoided. The unhealthy fat can increase the production of estrogen and can worsen your symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Instead, have eggs and fatty fish. Fatty fish has anti-inflammatory properties and is the best source of Omega- 3 fatty acids, which is good for health.

Stevia

Stevia is a natural sweetener and a healthy substitute for refined sugar. However, if you are pregnant or suffering from any hormonal issue, then it is best to avoid stevia. A small amount of stevia might not cause much harm, but excess intake of stevia can wreck your fertility or monthly cycles. The best option is to choose natural sweeteners like honey or jaggery.

Soy products

Soybeans and soy products are generally considered good for health. Some people just ditch dairy and start consuming soy products. However, this is not a very healthy trend, especially if you are suffering from hormonal issues. It is believed that having an excess of soy products may alleviate hormonal symptoms. This is because soy contains bioactive substances called phytoestrogen. This acts like estrogen in the body. The problem is that estrogen from plants contradicts with your natural hormones and at times confuses the body into thinking it has enough real estrogen in supply. Due to this, our body produces less estrogen, which can effectively shut down ovulation.

Dairy products

Milk and other dairy products are one of the nutrient-rich foods that one can have to stay healthy and fit. Dairy products are a rich source of calcium, but you have to be a little cautious as they can disrupt your hormone balance. Out of all milk is the worst offender as it can lead to inflammation in the gut and irritate the system. Dairy products also lead to increased sebum production and aggravate acne in those prone to skin problems.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/chaach-or-lassi-what-should-you-have-to-lose-weight/photostory/77486565.cms

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