Video: How to Balance Hormones Naturally in Women and Men – Top 5 Best Foods
Hey guys, Dr. Axe here talking about the top foods that can naturally balance hormones. And if you struggle with thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, any form of hormone imbalance whatsoever, maybe impotence, low testosterone, estrogen dominance, these five foods are an absolute must to help you naturally balance your hormones. And I think some of these healthy fats might even surprise you. And so again, if you are going to naturally balance your hormones, here are the five fats you have to have. Number one, you've got to get healthy Omega 9 fats. And Omega 9 fats include avocados, almonds and olive oil. We know avocados are also packed with potassium and fiber and other nutrients that can help balance hormones.
But again, Omega 9s are also known as monounsaturated fats, can help balance hormones. You're going to want to do one serving a day of those type of fats. And so one of the best, I really believe, is avocados. So doing about a half an avocado on a salad every day, or doing some homemade guacamole, a great way to naturally balance hormones. The second type of fat you want to add into your diet to balance hormones are short chain fatty acids. And those are found in grass-fed dairy products like grass-fed butter, ghee, and then things like organic kefir and yogurt. Also the probiotics there can also be beneficial. But short chain fats are great for your gut and they actually help your body in producing a fatty acid called butyrate which is actually fuel for your gut.
So it's great for balancing hormones. It even helps your body actually, if your gut is healthy from consuming these short chain fats. It aids your body in producing a vitamin called vitamin K2 along with vitamin B12 with naturally support balanced hormones. The third fat you want to add in to naturally balance your hormones are going to be Omega 3 fatty acids. And we know that Omega 3s reduce inflammation. That's why they are beneficial in balancing hormones. So consuming wild caught fish like salmon. Also adding in chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts. These Omega 3 fats are also excellent when it comes to naturally balancing out those hormone levels in your body. The next sort of fat you want to get into your body are medium chain fatty acids that are found in coconut. The reason why coconut oil is so good for hormones is your body can burn coconut oil as energy. And so it helps stabilize blood sugar levels. And by the way, one of the biggest things that can cause your hormones to get imbalanced is consuming too much sugar and not getting the right types of fats for your body to burn as fuel.
And that's why coconut oil, coconut milk, all coconut products are perfect for naturally balancing hormones. And last but not least, adding a sort of fatty acid in your diet, a type of Omega 6 fat in surprisingly, called GLA that stands for Gamma linolenic acid. And this sort of fatty acid is found in hemp seeds. It's also found in supplement form in evening primrose oil and borage oil. But hemp seeds contain a sort of fat that has been shown to naturally support progesterone levels in the body for men and women. And so adding hemp seeds in. And so a lot of these you could get in a superfoods smoothie for breakfast. You could put in some coconut milk or coconut oil, a tablespoon of hemp seeds, a tablespoon of chia, and then even adding putting in an avocado there in the smoothie for breakfast. But load up on those five healthy fats, if you want to naturally balance your hormones..