FOODS TO HELP BALANCE HORMONES 帮助平衡荷尔蒙的食物

Unfortunately due to the abundance of various stressors, toxins, chemicals and endocrine disruptors surrounding us today, our hormones are easily imbalanced. Here are 2 foods that can help.

随着生活压力的增加,空气的污染、食品添加剂以及人们每天使用的各类化学用品,都会影响到我们的荷尔蒙水平,今天分享2种帮助平衡我们荷尔蒙的食物。

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Broccoli: 西蓝花

This seemingly simple and ordinary cruciferous vegetable is actually in fact kind of magical. This guy contains a phytonutrient called indol-3-carbinol that has the power to decrease the amount of harmful estrogen metabolites formed in the body. This is good news especially when it comes to estrogen-related cancers such as breast and cervical.

这种十字花科蔬菜在营养构成上有神奇的功效。它含有一种称为吲哚-3-甲醇的植物营养素,具有减慢身体里不好的雌激素形成的能力。尤其是乳腺癌和子宫颈癌这类与雌激素水平关系密切的癌症非常好。

Broccoli also contains lignans (although flaxseed is the richest source). Lignans are compounds in plants that contain phytoestrogens which help to balance estrogen levels. Basically, lignans provide estrogenic support if there is low estrogen and if estrogen levels are too high they attach to estrogen receptors, reducing their activity and blocking their effect. Lignans also prevent xenoestrogens (unnatural, toxic estrogens found in things like plastics and pesticides – one big reason to buy organic!)

西兰花还含有一种叫“木脂素”的物质(亚麻籽中也含量很高)。木脂素中含有的植物性雌激素,有助于调整我们身体里雌激素水平。当雌激素水平偏低时,木脂素可以促进雌激素的正常分泌;当雌激素水平过高时,它则会附着于雌激素,降低其活性并阻断雌激素过度分泌,调整体内雌激素水平。它还可以抑制异种雌激素(深藏于塑料和农药等非天然、有毒物质中。)这也是选购有机蔬菜的重要原因之一。

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Maca: 玛卡

Maca is a root from peru. Maca helps to balance hormones by working as an adaptogen by nourishing various parts of the body individually.  If you’re producing too much of a particular hormone, maca will regulate the production downward. However, if you’re producing too little, it’ll regulate the production upward. Maca stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are the “master glands” of the body. These glands actually regulate the other glands, so when in balance they can bring balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.

玛卡产自秘鲁。 它有助于平衡荷尔蒙,其所含的营养素可以滋养身体的各个部位。当体内某种激素过剩时,玛卡会降低其分泌量,但当体内某种激素不足时,玛卡又会促进其分泌。玛卡有刺激和滋养“主腺体”下丘脑和垂体腺的功效。而作为“主腺体”的下丘脑和垂体腺又能调控体内其他腺体的水平,例如:肾上腺,甲状腺,胰腺,卵巢和睾丸腺等的平衡。

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