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5 Foods to Regularly Eat that Support Your Menstrual Health

The food we eat directly impacts our hormonal production, the health of our period and the rest of our body! Today I want to share with you 5 foods that will support symptoms such as PMS, period pain, bloating, irregular periods, etc.

And they are all vegetables from the cruciferous family!

Vegetables from the cruciferous family contain components called indols that support the heathy metabolism & detoxification of excess hormones like estrogen.

We ideally want our body to make estrogen, use it and lose it.

Excess estrogen that stays circulating in the body can be the culprit for some individuals who have irregular, painful periods, headaches, and other symptoms primarily in their luteal and menstrual phases.

So, it's vital that we make sure we are supporting our liver with foods that aid detoxification of estrogen and other hormones.

These 5 foods are:

These foods are also are packed with vitamins and minerals, and provide a great source of fiber which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels & keeps your bowel movements regular.

Regularly incorporating these foods into your diet throughout the week will make a big difference in PMS and period symptoms, such as breast tenderness and headaches, fatigue, constipation etc.

While a certain food, such as the ones above, may be termed "healthy", not all "healthy" foods are healthy for everyone and may even exacerbate some people's health conditions.

This is why I offer bio-individual 1:1 coaching to address menstrual health concerns, offer bio-individualized nutrition, lifestyle and supplement recommendations tailored to your unique symptoms and health history to help you work towards regular, pain & PMS-free periods that leave you feeling vibrant.

Leaning into flexibility and joy as we make and support our food choices is also key.

If you're not in the habit of eating cruciferous vegetables, try to add them in 1x per week to start.

Ideally, we want to make sure we're getting a variety of cruciferous vegetables into our diet 3-4x per week, especially throughout the fertile window as estrogen is rising and into our luteal phase when we need a fine balance of estrogen and progesterone.

It may take 1 or several cycles of incorporating these veggies into your diet to see improvements. If you do try this out, let me know how it's going!

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