Hormone Balance

Eat to Balance Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone that plays an important role in both men and women. As we age, the testosterone naturally generated by our bodies starts to decline, which can result in less than favorable symptoms health-wise such as loss of stamina, energy, and a host of other gender-specific concerns. While we highly recommend seeking the advice of a holistic healthcare professional if your hormones seem out of whack, there are natural ways you can boost your testosterone to help create a healthy hormone balance through proper diet and nutrition.

Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables

Ensuring cruciferous veggies are a staple in your diet can help to maintain healthy testosterone levels. Studies have found that a compound found in cruciferous vegetables called Indole-3 carbinol, likely encourages the production of the key estrogen-specific hormone, estradiol, which thereby supports the increase of testosterone. Broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts are some of the obvious food choices but another standout in the cruciferous family is maca. Black Maca, specifically, (a root vegetable is grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru) contains adaptogenic properties that help to support healthy testosterone levels in both men and women. Maca root powder comes in quite a few colors, offering varying benefits. So if you’re new it, black maca happens to be a fantastic choice to start with as it is gentle on the digestive system and can easily be added to yogurt, oatmeal or a protein smoothie.

Reduce Oxidative Stress with Shilajit

Derived from a resin found exuding from rocks (that are comprised of plant matter) in the Himalayas, shilajit is a noteworthy supplement known for its ability to elevate testosterone levels. There are several reasons for this and one is the plentiful amount of fulvic acid, which is eco-rich in electrolytes and trace minerals. Fulvic acid helps to increase and sustain energy levels, while also relieving oxidative stress on the body. This reduction in oxidative stress allows the body to function optimally, particularly when it comes to healthy hormone production. The energy increasing benefits are an added plus for stamina. Definitely give our Smoky Shilajit Mocha recipe a try – it’s rich, dark, chocolatey, delicious and oh-so-good for you!

Get Your Zinc On

Upping your intake of Zinc is a fantastic and healthy way to support testosterone balance. In fact, studies have shown that zinc can significantly help to boost and maintain optimal testosterone serum levels in men of all ages. Some zinc-rich foods and superfood supplements such as spirulina, moringa spinach powder, chia seeds, and bee pollen are fantastic sources to consider. Hemp Seeds, in particular, are high in protein and pack a solid punch of zinc, bearing up to 34% DV per one-ounce serving. They can be easily and creatively added to your favorite recipes such as a dip or pesto. Looking for recipe ideas? Definitely, give our Hemp Seed Pesto with Zucchini Noodles or Cream Cashew and Hemp Seed Arugula Pesto a try! 

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Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials, and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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