Top Foods and Traps to Avoid

To continue from yesterday’s post on the Hormone Harmony diet plan, here are some top DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to your nutritional choices.

Top foods to incorporate into your diet to balance hormones, include:

  • fish for healthy omega-3 fats,
  • flax also for omega-3 fats,
  • nuts for healthy fats and fiber,
  • lean protein to benefit blood sugar and reverse or prevent insulin resistance,
  • vegetables – variety rules,
  • moderate amounts of fruit –particularly apples and berries for their high fiber and less impact on blood sugar,
  • legumes and whole grains for fiber that slows down digestion and stabilizes blood sugar levels,
  • extra-virgin olive oil and vinegars.

Food Traps to Avoid:

  • Consume saturated fats from dairy and meat in moderation
  • Avoid trans fats completely, the human body has no physiological need for it and it’s deadly
  • Watch for hidden trans fat – partially hydrogenated oil or shortening
  • High fructose corn syrup, which is found in almost any type of processed food – sodas, breads, ketchup, sauces, soups, cookies, pastries and almost  any type of packaged food
  • Liquid sugar and zero-calorie sweeteners