Having a proper diet is something that we have been taught and educated about from a very young age. However, as much as we have been told that it is good for our body, hair and skin, its relation with your hormones is something that we don’t know much about.

Hormonal imbalance in women is too dangerous to ignore, now, but it still happens due to which thousands of women fall victim to mood swings, depression, hot flashes and what not. A proper balanced diet would also keep your reproductive system health which in return contributes to hormonal balance.

An issue like hormonal imbalance affects both men and women, however, women have to live and deal with it in a more severe manner than men. There are some devastating side effects of hormonal imbalance like being tired all day, poor sleep, depression, anxiety, mood swings, digestive disorder, PMS, weakness, Cramping and many others. Sudden increase in weight and the overall weight issue is also a huge problem that comes with hormonal imbalance.

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These side-effects are just some from a long list of problems that one has to go through with hormonal imbalance. After a point of time, hormonal imbalance becomes really hard to treat.

So, we decided to get 5 food items to you which are considered highly beneficial keeping the hormones in balance and your life at ease.

1. Yogurt

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Yogurt contains Vitamin A which is said to be an essential item for a healthy skin. Yogurt also has some great probiotic qualities that help in dealing with acne prone skin and also slims your waist.

2. Fruits and Vegetables high in antioxidants

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It is a commonly known fact that fruits and vegetables should be considered as best friends, for if you want to have a healthy skin and body. Plus, fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants are a gift altogether for having completely balanced hormones. Food items like Kale, spinach, blueberries, beetroots, broccoli, mangoes, cherries, oranges, grapes and plums are some of the best to have.

3. Healing Spices

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Healing spices are another holy grail items that should definitely be available in your kitchen cabinet. These healing spices are present in a huge amount in Indian household food and include turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, ginger and many others.

A diet infused with healing spices is a sure shot and simple way of achieving hormonally balanced diet.

4. Green Tea

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If I would be getting a rupee for every time I discovered a health benefit of green tea, I would already be a millionaire by now. That is the power of this tea which can be consumed for treating and preventing anything and everything, related to your body, skin and mind.

5. Fatty Fish

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Fish is prescribed by doctors from all over the world in order to get a fully balanced diet and it works wonders in treating hormonal imbalance too. The Omega-3 present in fatty fish helps one in treating issues like hypertension, heart diseases and even depression.

Synthetic hormones are also available in the market for when the imbalance is huge, however, adding these food items in your day to day consumption can help you stay clear from adding any artificial resource into your body.

3rd March 2017
Jyotsna Amla