You’ve probably heard the adage “you are what you eat”. It’s thought that variations of this phrase have been around since the 1800’s in both French and German, and that made its way to the English language in the early 1900’s. It just goes to show that humans have long recognized the correlation between the foods that we eat and how we feel. Modern science and research can now provide further insights into this axiom, and there is no shortage of information on how certain foods will affect your bodily functions. While we believe incorporating a multi-vitamin in our diets goes hand in hand with good health, we also think it is important to provide for our bodies with the foods that we choose to eat. Consuming a well-balanced diet can be a fantastic tool to use in addressing health concerns that you may have. In our last journal post, Hormone Health, we listed some vitamins and nutrients that health experts recognize to be important for balancing hormones. These are:
- B complex vitamins
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Vitamins D, K, and C
We’ve compiled a list of some common foods that provide these vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals:
Magnesium: dark leafy greens, blueberries, seeds like chia and flax, legumes like black beans and lentils, avocados, and our personal favorite- dark chocolate
B complex Vitamins: meats like beef, chicken, and turkey, salmon and other seafood like oysters and mussels, dairy products such as milk and yogurt, sunflower seeds
Omega 3 fatty acids: fish with a high fat content like anchovies, sardines, and mackerel, walnuts, hemp seeds, egg yolk
Vitamin D: egg yolks, fatty fish, and enriched cereals
Vitamin K: kale, spinach, collard greens, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus
Vitamin C: turmeric, citrus fruits, strawberries, organ meat, tomato
Selenium: Red meat, seafood, Brazil nuts, eggs
Calcium: Greek Yogurt, cheese
Dietary restrictions, time, and personal preferences can sometimes make it difficult to ensure your diet is providing all of the nutrients you need, but Promise is always here to support you. Extensive research goes into each of our vitamins and products to ensure we are providing you with bio-available nutrients and superior ingredients. Whether you are looking to balance your hormones, alleviate symptoms from health issues, or prepare your body for pregnancy, our fertility support products are with you every step of the way.
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Smith, P.W. MD 2010, 2022, What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones, 2nd edition, Square One Publishers, Garden City Park.
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