5 Steps to Balance your Hormones

Want to Boost your Hormone Balance?
by Amanda Slater
Crossroads Front Desk Star and Registered Holistic Nutritionist

What we eat, drink, think as well as how much sleep we get can all impact our hormones. The great thing about this is we can control these aspects of daily living. By making healthier choices we can control our weight, manage stress, think clearer and have more energy.

5 Steps You Can Take Today
1.Make sleep a priority. Allowing your bodies to rest for 8 hours gives it the chance to reset, repair and heal.

2.Upon waking sit quietly for 10 minutes. Focus on your breath. Set a mantra or intention. This will set the tone for the rest of your day and can lower your stress response.

3. Kick start your metabolism with a cup of warm water with juice of half a lemon. Follow with a breakfast combination of protein, good fats and complex carbohydrates.

4. Eat three small meals a day and include healthy snacks between meals, like nuts and seeds, healthy fats such as avocados or protein rich foods such as salmon, chicken or legumes. Eating regularly keeps your metabolism moving and hormone production fluid.

5. Limit caffeine. Caffeine raises your cortisol (stress hormone) and slows down your thyroid (metabolism).

A Delicious Hormone-Balancing Breakfast
Start your day off with this summertime breakfast Chia pudding –full of fiber, protein and healthy fats.

Coconut Chia Breakfast Pudding
2 Tbsp chia seeds
4 Tbsp organic coconut milk
1 cup mixed seasonal fruit (strawberries, peaches, plums, raspberries)
sprinke of chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp hemp seeds

Soak your chia seeds and walnuts in the coconut milk over night.
Top with fruit salad, mint and hemp seeds.

Eat, nourish, enjoy!

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