With the excess amounts of estrogen being produced in our bodies today, it is necessary to do wheat we can to balance our hormones to ensure optimal health. Who knew that a simple dietary habit of eating a raw carrot a day could actually help balance hormones?! This post explores how carrots have the ability to balance hormones and how to make sure you frequently consume this nutritional gem!
“A nutrition lesson from Marilyn Monroe
It turns out that we can learn more than a couple tips from Marilyn Monroe’s nutrient-dense diet (*ahem* aside from her drug and alcohol intake). She eschewed breads and pastries and greatly favored liver, the most nutrient-dense food on the planet.
Perhaps another secret to keeping her figure? Her daily raw carrots, which she greatly enjoyed and consumed with her evening meal.
What Marilyn Monroe didn’t know was that her daily raw carrots contain a unique property that aids detox and hormone balance! (And it’s not vitamin A, since carrots actually don’t provide vitamin A.)
A carrot a day detoxes estrogen
Raw carrots contain a unique fiber that absorbs excess estrogen and helps sweep it out of the body. Why is this so important?
Our western society faces rampant estrogen dominance because we face an increasing stress burden. Stress, whether physical or emotional, increases the production of estrogen. Additionally, many pesticides and chemicals are xenonestrogens – chemicals which the body perceives as estrogen.
Further, dietary components throw estrogen drastically out of balance. Soy contains phytoestrogens that mimic estrogen in the body. The modern soy craze has devastating effects on hormone balance for men, women and particularly children. Unhealthful “newfangled” fats including all vegetable oils (corn oil, soy oill, safflower oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, etc.) lead to inflammationand increase the estrogenic load.”
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