Do you feel tired and irritated, suffer from a low libido and low testosterone levels, and seem to be losing hair along with your temper? Often people confuse these symptoms with signs of aging, but they can also be the cause of a hormonal imbalance in men.
Though aging is a known trigger of hormonal imbalance, a poor diet, lack of exercise and an unhealthy lifestyle can also trigger hormonal imbalance. The good news is the hormones can be controlled and imbalances can be set right with a few changes to your diet. Getting the right amount of food and nutrition in the body can reverse your hormonal problem, and help you optimize your health. So, start making the following changes now.
Include calcium-rich, healthy foods like milk, cheese, leafy veggies, almonds, broccoli and kale to your diet.
Hormonal imbalances can cause kidney stones, fractures, and weakened bones; by increasing the intake of calcium-rich foods, you can keep all these side effects away.
Increased consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids like oily fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, soybeans, tofu, winter squash and olive oil will help in maintaining the balance of the hormones in the body.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient which can help maintain a healthy balance of hormones in the system.
Milk, eggs, fish and cod liver oil are rich in vitamin D. You can also get Vitamin D by standing under direct sunlight for a few minutes every day.
Increase intake of small, medium and long chain fatty acids.
Avocados, coconut oil, salmon and some dairy products contain essential fatty acids in abundance, which are the building blocks for male hormone production in the body.
These are some safe and natural ways to balance and restore hormones in the body. The right balance of micronutrients and macronutrients will help produce optimal hormone levels, so eat up and be healthy!