Dr Oz: What Foods Help Balance Hormones?
Dr. Oz and his guests outlined why it is so important for women to look before they flush during their period, including the message it could be sending about the health of your hormones. Would you believe the best way to balance your hormones is through your diet? Keep reading to find out how!
Dr Oz: Are Fermented Foods Good For Your Hormones?
Dr. Oz says the color and consistency of your period can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance so he has a four week plan to help you synchronize your hormones! Alisa Vitti says your hormones are always changing and affect everything in your body, whether you have a period or not, so cross-training your food with your hormones is the best way to balance things out. Alisa says food is the best medicine to eat your way to hormonal health and her four week plan is the best way get you there! She explained if you are menstruating then you would want to begin the plan the day after you finish your period and if you are not menstruating you can begin on any given Sunday and make that the start of your first week.
Week 1: Eat Sprouted and Fermented Foods – These include kimchi, sauerkraut, bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts and Ezekiel bread.
Week 2: Raw Juices & Fresh Vegetables – Alisa Vitti explained these foods are the best way to help your body work through the surge of estrogen that happens during the second week. Some good examples include celery, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and squash.
Week 3: Eat Grains & Greens – Alisa says week three is the time when estrogen and progesterone are both shifting pretty dramatically, so they are rising and falling. She explained that grains are a wonderful way to stabilize your mood with foods like buckwheat and quinoa. Alisa says if you then combine those grains with greens like kale or Swiss chard your liver will be able to do its job and move everything out, including the estrogen.
Week 4: Eat Healthy Fats & Root Vegetables – Examples include pumpkin, salmon, carrots, sweet potatoes and avocado. Alisa says root vegetables, especially orange ones, are loaded with vitamin A which is another key nutrient to have stored so the liver can do its job to eliminate estrogen.
Dr Oz: Should You Avoid Processed Soy?
Alisa Vitti says the number one thing every woman should do to ensure her hormones are healthy is avoid eating processed soy. Alisa explained that whole soy products are good for you, but it is the processed soy that could cause a problem. They can literally disrupt your body’s ability to eliminate estrogen, so Alisa gave some examples of foods you should avoid. The most important thing you need to do is read food labels and avoid purchasing items that contain soy protein or soy protein isolate.
- Soy ice cream
- Soy bars
- Soy milk
- Soy yogurt
Alisa Vitti reiterated the fact you need to read the labels because the above foods are not all bad for you as long as they contain the right kind of soy like whole ground soybeans.
Dr Oz: Edamame Good Source Of Soy
Dr. Oz says not all forms of soy are bad for you, so he and Alisa Vitti shared some healthy options to add to your shopping list.
- Organic tofu
- Miso Paste
Dr Oz: Ridiculous Displays Of Laziness
Dr. Oz shared some of the most ridiculous displays of laziness that he has ever seen! They included a man who tied his lawnmower to a rope so it could cut his grass while he just watched, people taking an escalator to the entrance of their gym to work out and a woman who used a mop to push her child around on a riding toy.