A Little Talk on Health and Hormones
Let’s talk health and hormones!
Did you know that, according to studies, the balance of certain hormones affects health, wellness, beauty and the process of aging? With every passing year, once they hit their prime, the production of those “beauty hormones” is on decline. But Mother Nature is a golden treasure!
Estrogens - the keys to youth and longevity. They are responsible for elasticity of the skin, reproductive function, have a positive effect on cardiovascular system and are responsible for bone density among other things.
-how to boost: phytoestrogens! Flax seed, beans, nuts, black pepper are great sources
Somatotropin - youth and beauty. Regulates the volume of lipid tissues and slows down their accumulation ( read: slender body!), helps to maintain strong muscles, helps to keep the mind clear, and so on.
-boost: lentils and nuts!
testosterone - emotions and attraction.
Surprising, right? But minute amounts of testosterone in a female body help to regulate metabolism, increase self-esteem, have positive effect on emotions, support bone density, etc.
-boost: think zinc and manganese! Foods rich in both: oats, buckwheat, green leafy veggies, seafood to name a few.
DHEA - slenderness
Apart from being responsible for slenderness and fat disposition, it strengthens immune system, helps to resist stress, etc.
-boost: eat olives, avocados, fish, olive oil often.
melatonin - balanced endocrine system.
Normalized sleep patterns help keep endocrine system and brain function in check.
-some good sources: leafy greens, nuts, beans, whole grains, veggies and fruit.
What do you have to add to this list? Also, should I do more posts like this?