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15 Hormone-Balancing Superfoods

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 16: <p>By Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal</p><p>Boost your <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/best-ways-to-speed-up-your-metabolism">metabolism</a>—and make your hormones work for you—with these essential superfoods!</p><p>“I can’t take it anymore!” said a coworker’s mom the other day, while visiting the Eat This, Not That! offices. She was having thyroid trouble. “It’s my hormones—their making me crazy, and I’ve gained 10 pounds to boot.” She turned to our research team: “What am I supposed to do?”</p><p>“Don’t shoot the messenger,” we told her. “Feed it.”</p><p>You see, your hormones have a pretty important job when it comes to keeping your body and mind running at an optimal level. Think of them as the chemical “messengers” that tell your body what to do. For instance, “your thyroid hormones tell your body how to regulate your metabolism,” explains Dr. Rob Silverman, author of Inside Out Health. “And insulin, a hormone produced in your pancreas, regulates your use of blood sugar.</p><p>“Meanwhile, your sex organs produce estrogen (for women) and testosterone (for men). And your adrenal glands produce the stress hormone cortisol.”</p><p>With so many important functions, if your hormones are out of balance, you’ll be, too. “If you can’t produce enough insulin, for example, you get diabetes,” says Dr. Silverman. “If you can’t produce enough thyroid hormones, you gain weight and feel very tired and cold all the time. When you make too much cortisol, you feel stressed and anxious and prevent <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/10-best-foods-rapid-weight-loss">rapid weight loss</a>,” explains Dr. Silverman.</p><p>The surefire way to keep your hormones balanced is to eat foods that are filled with nutrients that support healthy hormone production. So our team developed this essential list—for men and women. Incorporate them into your regular diet for peak results. And to live your happiest and healthiest life ever, Don’t Miss These Essential <a href="http://www.bestlifeonline.com/how-to-live-to-100">100 Ways to Live to 100</a>!</p>

16 Hormone-Balancing Superfoods

By Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Boost your metabolism—and make your hormones work for you—with these essential superfoods!

“I can’t take it anymore!” said a coworker’s mom the other day, while visiting the Eat This, Not That! offices. She was having thyroid trouble. “It’s my hormones—their making me crazy, and I’ve gained 10 pounds to boot.” She turned to our research team: “What am I supposed to do?”

“Don’t shoot the messenger,” we told her. “Feed it.”

You see, your hormones have a pretty important job when it comes to keeping your body and mind running at an optimal level. Think of them as the chemical “messengers” that tell your body what to do. For instance, “your thyroid hormones tell your body how to regulate your metabolism,” explains Dr. Rob Silverman, author of Inside Out Health. “And insulin, a hormone produced in your pancreas, regulates your use of blood sugar.

“Meanwhile, your sex organs produce estrogen (for women) and testosterone (for men). And your adrenal glands produce the stress hormone cortisol.”

With so many important functions, if your hormones are out of balance, you’ll be, too. “If you can’t produce enough insulin, for example, you get diabetes,” says Dr. Silverman. “If you can’t produce enough thyroid hormones, you gain weight and feel very tired and cold all the time. When you make too much cortisol, you feel stressed and anxious and prevent rapid weight loss,” explains Dr. Silverman.

The surefire way to keep your hormones balanced is to eat foods that are filled with nutrients that support healthy hormone production. So our team developed this essential list—for men and women. Incorporate them into your regular diet for peak results. And to live your happiest and healthiest life ever, Don’t Miss These Essential 100 Ways to Live to 100!

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