Being fully nourished is essential for hormone balance. The body needs adequate levels of protein, fats, and carbs to stay fueled enough to have a healthy cycle. Here’s what you need to know about good fats for your period health and fertility:
I want you to think of healthy fats as one of the major pillars of your nutrition because they can be anti-inflammatory and they serve as the building blocks for our steroid hormones – estrogen and progesterone.
One study even found that consuming healthy levels of fat reduced the chance of anovulation (ovulation not occurring).
Consumptions of high quality, good fats is necessary for having healthy hormones 👏🏼
Examples of good fats:
🥑 Olives/ Olive oil (extra virgin)
🥑 Avocados/ Avocado oil
🥑 High-quality butter
🥑 Coconut (oil/ butter/ MCT)
🥑 Olive oil
🥑 Fatty fish/ Fish oil
🥑 Animal fat (Lard, Tallow, Poultry fat)
🥑 Goat/ sheep cheese
🔑 Key tip: Any animal fat should ideally come from organic, hormone-free, and pasture-raised sources – @epicbar is a great source
I shoot for around 👉🏼 2tbsp of fat at every meal, but I encourage you to find what consumption feels good for you!
What’s your favorite form of fat? 👇🏼
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.