Eat Your Way To Clear Glowing Skin With These Hormone Balancing Foods
Whoever said beauty starts from within could not have been more accurate. The best way to combat skin conditions caused by hormones is through food. Find out which ones today!
While looking for a cure for our skin conditions, many a times we focus outside our bodies while most of the answers lay within us. A case in point is the effects hormonal imbalance can have on your skin. To say the least, this condition can wreak havoc on your skin in form of cystic acne, oily skin and at times, extremely dry skin.
These conditions can cause anxiety and stress (leading to further acne) and even self-confidence issues. Before I get to combating hormonal imbalance, I think you ought to know what causes it. In a nutshell, hormonal imbalance is as a result of various reasons such as genes, stress, poor gut health and even toxicity. The culprit behind your stubborn acne is the hormone testosterone which can be managed resulting in clear skin.
That said, the good news is that hormonal imbalance can be managed naturally. This is achieved by getting enough sleep, stress control and of course, diet. Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is one of the best ways to combat this situation. Want to get clear glowing skin from hormone balancing foods? Read on!
Get some healthy fats.
When talking of healthy fat I am referring to foods that offer omega 3 as opposed to omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 3 is excellent for your brain development and quite important for hormonal control.
Many people imagine that omega 3 is only obtained from expensive supplements and salmon. While salmon and supplements are a great source of omega 3, you can obtain it from cheaper sources. These include chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts and grass-fed butter. Other sources of healthy fat include coconut oil and avocado.
So, the next time you are making a smoothie, feel free to add some chia and flax seeds. Your body will thank you later.
Broccoli and Dark green Vegetables.
Remember how your parents forced you to eat your broccoli during dinner? Turns out they were only looking out for you. Broccoli, as well as other dark greens, are responsible for your estrogen levels.
By eating the right amount of dark green veggies like spinach and broccoli, you increase the amount of estrogen produced. The result is an increased blood flow to your skin hence beautiful, glowing skin. A cup of leafy dark green veggies daily will do just fine.
Turmeric is one vegetable that has gained a lot of popularity in recent time. This is for great reason. Turmeric comes with amazing antioxidant properties that reduce inflammation leaving your skin clear and glowing.
The best part is that you can use it in a number of ways such as introducing it in your smoothies, cooking it with food or even by making facial masks. Try this DIY turmeric facial mask for blemish and inflammation control.
Berries and oats.
Ever had a nice bowl of oats with a handful of berries sprinkled on top? No? Healthy people call this breakfast, and for good reason. Both berries and oats can do wonders for your troubled skin in terms of hormonal control and promoting skin elasticity.
Berries, (this includes all kinds of edible berries) are packed with antioxidants great for combating free radicals that cause pre-mature skin aging. They are also great for balancing your hormones so you want to load up your body with them. They may be a bit expensive but they are totally worth it.
Oats, on the other hand, contain silicon, a mineral responsible for firming and strengthening your body tissues. Introduce gluten-free oats to your diet and in no time you will experience gorgeous skin. Just be sure it contains little or no gluten as it is not good for hormonal balancing.
I know you are cringing right now at the thought of eating liver. The good news (or bad news if you hate it) is that liver is packed with so many vitamins and minerals that would be a shame to miss out on. For instance, liver is one of the few food sources that offer iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc at once. Add vitamins A and D to the list and you have yourself a remedy for your hormonal acne.
I think it’s time to get over your hatred for liver and start introducing it into your diet. Having it at least once a week will get you healthy looking skin and body sooner than later.
Eggs have had a bad reputation for increasing your weight due to their high cholesterol level. In all honesty, yes, eggs can increase your cholesterol. But only when eaten in excess.
Eating eggs twice a week will give your body HDL-Cholesterol responsible for hormone generation. This will give you soft, glowing skin. You just have to eat them right. Oh, and do not miss out on the egg york as the HDL-Cholesterol is contained here.
Wrapping it up…
You can definitely eat your way to a healthy, gorgeous and flawless skin, you just have to know what you are doing. Adding the food above, to your diet will get you the much coveted glowing skin. The list above would not be complete without adding foods like walnuts, almonds, quinoas, lemons, sweet potatoes, green tea, aloe vera and of course water.
Be a little patient, exercise, keep stress at bay and eat right. These are the commandments for a beautiful glowing skin.
My name is Kaylee,a young girl with passion in Nutrition, Skin Care and Makeup - A blogger at BeautyShortcutips.com. I’m inspired to share my creative energy and knowledge about things that I am very passionate about.