3 tips for stable female power:
- Eat fresh, colorful foods.
- Enjoy food raw and as little processed as possible.
- Trust your intuition when choosing food.
In my opinion, one of these great miracles is the sophisticated hormonal regulation of the female body. The only constants here are change and repetition.
In order to master our everyday life positively in harmony with this changing rhythm of life, it is helpful to take good care of ourselves as women.
Two main aspects for feminine strength
Diet plays a huge role in achieving just that. To be able to live a balanced lifestyle full of joy and feminine strength is the goal of many women.
In addition to nutrition, other aspects naturally play an important role. Health has at least two main aspects: the physical and the mental aspect. Two sides of the same coin, which are always mutually dependent. On both sides, sprouts can help us to stay balanced and in the flow of things.
Good news! Your mental condition affects your physical sensation and your physical condition affects your mental sensation. Brilliant! This gives you a lot of options: you can start with either side to make your life a little happier every day. Sprouts help us to bring vitality, order and energy into our system on the physical level. This is then also reflected in our mental state and happiness.
As women, we dance cyclically through life. This is particularly noticeable during the years of the monthly period. During these phases, many women experience mood swings and periodic pain, hot flashes and vaginal dryness during menopause. But it doesn't have to stay that way! If you eat fresh, living foods with the help of sprouts, you can avoid many of these symptoms.
Menopause love with phytoestrogens
Partly responsible for these unpleasant symptoms during menopause is a falling estrogen level. This can have devastating consequences, such as an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis or depression.
You can effectively counteract these symptoms with phytoestrogens (secondary plant substances with an estrogen-like effect). Phytoestrogens are present in sprouts, especially red clover, mung beans, fenugreek, chickpeas and lentils.
In short, foods that are rich in phytoestrogens have a positive effect on your hormonal balance and can alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Important nutrients for women's health (also called "critical nutrients"):
- Phytoestrogens / isoflavones
- Folic acid
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Vitamins of groups C, B, K (especially K2), D (especially D3)
- Also recommended as a dietary supplement: vitamin D3 (sun hormone), vitamin K2, high-quality iodine
It is important to also take care of your liver. The liver is considered a "hormone breakdown organ" (W. Gerz, 2002) and thus plays a central role in optimal hormone regulation.
The intestine is also important for a woman's health, because this is where the environment is the influential factor! Many women feel a change in the intestinal environment not primarily in the intestine, but in the vagina. Most women experience vaginal inflammation, fungal infections or itching at least once in their lifetime. To prevent this, follow an intestinal-friendly diet, because the intestinal flora and the vaginal flora are closely related. An optimal vaginal environment ensures that fungi, viruses and bacteria have no chance.
Tip: You can find more on this topic at Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gerhard , specialist in gynecology, obstetrics, naturopathy and environmental medicine (www.netzwerk-frauengesundheit.com). It's worth reading!
Text by Theresa Berles