Omega-3s are essential for the production of hormones that regulate blood, heart, and genetic function. Seed-based vegetable oils (sunflower, canola, etc.) are high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats.
Overall we are consuming way more omega-6s than omega-3s, but for optimum health we should be eating a ratio of 1:1. Wild-caught salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3s. The top vegetarian sources of omega-3s include walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
Healthy fats are also essential for regulating hormone levels in the body. Avocados/avocado oil as well as coconut oil, unheated olive oil, grass-fed butter, and ghee are all ideal sources of healthy fat.
Clean protein and healthy fats also help stabilise blood sugar, another key factor for hormone regulation in the body.
You can move even closer to naturally balancing your hormone levels by incorporating some simple lifestyle changes such as:
* Eliminate toxic household products
* Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
* Look at ways to improve sleep
* Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation to reduce and control stress
* Exercise daily
* Take Vitamin B6 for hormone regulation (Women who are on hormone-replacement therapy or birth control pills often complain of depression and are frequently deficient in vitamin B6)