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Adrenal Healing Snacks for Food Cravings

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Many people struggling with adrenal fatigue report an increased amount of food cravings; sugar and salt especially!

 

Low energy induces food cravings for instant forms of energy to keep you going in the absence of correct cortisol levels.

In stage 3 adrenal fatigue (low cortisol all day) or stage 2 (low cortisol in the morning) you crave more salt. Your blood pressure may be low due to the cortisol levels being low and you’ll find yourself hunting around  for salty snacks.

If you’re stressed you may be desperate for crunchy food. You crave the crunch to relieve tension in your body. Crunchy foods have a soothing effect on a body that’s stressed.

When you crave creamy taste or texture, it usually means your body needs fat. Food cravings are also hugely psychological, and creamy (and chocolaty) cravings may give you a comforting feeling of childhood that is soothing.

We’ve put together a list of our 3 favorite snacks to help satisfy these common food cravings that accompany adrenal fatigue. The ingredients satisfy the crave factor and provide the right nutrients to help your body heal.

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Raw Carrot Cake Protein Bites

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Do you struggle with afternoon sugar cravings? These raw carrot cakes bites make a perfect afternoon snack that will keep your blood sugar levels stable but still satisfy those cravings. Serve them up with a Golden Milk Latte and you have a perfect healthy and hormone balancing upgrade to coffee and cookies.

Here is why this treat is so good for balancing your hormones:

Raw Carrots  have been shown in research to help remove excess estrogen from the body. This may help reduce menopause symptoms, PMS, and heavy periods. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .

Walnuts provide your body with nourishment for your brain and contains healthy fats that support optimal hormone balance in the body. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .

Make a big batch on a sunday and store them in the fridge or freezer to snack on during the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eat For Your Cycle with Four Toast Toppings

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Toasted bread (ideally gluten free , sprouted or fermented) makes for the perfect backdrop for all sorts of healthy and hormone balancing toppings and spreads. We’ve put together four toast topping ideas to showcase how ‘Eating For Your Cycle’ works in optimizing your fertility and balancing your menstrual cycle. You can enjoy toast topped with avocado and smoked salmon to support natural ovulation or beet hummus and seaweed to help prevent PMS and support your progesterone levels.

How eating for your cycle works?

Your menstrual cycle has four distinctive phases; follicular, ovulatory, luteal and menstrual. In each phase, your hormonal levels change to prepare the body for a potential conception and pregnancy. The hormone shifts that happen in each phase of your cycle have a profound impact on your nutritional requirements, food cravings, energy levels, communication skills and neurochemistry.

You can use food to help support this natural process. For example, some nutrients help build progesterone which is dominant in the second half of the cycle while some nutrients detox or build estrogen. If you’re experiencing PMS, painful cramping, heavy periods, infertility or PCOS, eating for your cycle can be a powerful tool in getting your body back in balance.

Here are some examples of how you can eat for each phase of your cycle:

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Roasted Beet Hummus

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I love this bright and vibrant hummus. It’s great for entertaining or making a batch to snack on with veggies and crackers during the week. Portion out 1/4 cup in a 250 ml mason jar with chopped veggies for an easy grab and go snack option.

This recipe has hormone balancing properties and it beneficial to eat in the luteal phase (the two weeks before your period) and during menopause.

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