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How carbs can help heal your hormones

Reworld Media Asia 12/10/2017 Engracia Ang
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Thanks to pop culture and what we see in the media,most of us have come to believe that carbs are bad for our health.But enough feeling guilty about your carb intake, because we’rehere to tell you that carbs can actually help heal yourhormones.

While it’s important to note that overloading on carbs is aterrible idea, consuming carbohydrates in moderation is beneficial.Besides being an essential source of energy, they also support ourimmune function, thyroid health, prevents spikes in cortisol, andcontain soluble fibre that helps promote digestion. A low-carb dietcan in fact lead to spikes in cortisol and increase in stresslevels, as well as cause insomnia and slow down your thyroid.Eschew carbohydrates totally and you’ll eventually lose your periodbecause you need it to ovulate.

In addition, it’s also important to note that there’sno such thing as a “bad” carb — pastries and brown rice bothdeserve a place on your menu. The trick is to have everything inmoderation, and avoid refined starches that can cause low-level inflammation. Instead,indulge in clean, complex carbohydrates from items such as wholewheat and sweet potatoes.

To keep your hormones in check, it’s best to consumebetween 150 grams to 200 grams of complex...

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