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Unfortunately, hormone imbalance and estrogen dominance can greatly increase our breast cancer risk. However, we’ve also got some good news: reducing the effects of many of these factors is well within our influence, who knew! What you eat regulates many aspects of body function, including the secretion of certain hormones & your diet can help you maintain a healthy body weight, ward of different diseases and sicknesses, keep our hormones balanced and our estrogen at healthy levels . In addition to reaping hormonal rewards through food, women can also drink their way to health with some easy, potent beverages that can have a big impact on the endocrine system. These recipes are simple, affordable, and — yes — totally tasty.
Here are our two of our favorite hormone-balancing beverages:
Warm Lemon Water
Sure, this one is simple — but the effects are profound! Warm lemon water can make a big difference in skin, energy, and keeps you feeling satisfied between meals.
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which has been shown to benefit the skin and boost immunity. Lemons have also been shown to help the liver detoxify the body and improve insulin resistance by regulating hormones like glucose and leptin.
Adding this powerful citrus fruit to warm water is also a tasty way to stay hydrated — an important component of overall health — and keeping your digestion in motion.
INSTRUCTIONS: We recommend women start their day with a big glass of warm water and a few squeezes of lemon first thing in the morning. Cheers!
Golden Milk is the ultimate hormone-balancing concoction, and it’s also warming, soothing, and delicious. The combination of turmeric, coconut oil, coconut milk, sweeteners, and spices is warming and rejuvenating.
Turmeric, the powerful, potent spice that plays a big role in Ayurvedic medicine, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and improve circulation and estrogen metabolism. In Ayurveda, turmeric is considered an important tool in combating everything from amenorrhea and endometriosis to fibroids and cysts, and the other ingredients, including coconut milk, are wonderful sources of healthy fats.
And — bonus — the recipe is easy!
- To get the most out of your milk, it’s best to first cook a golden paste by blending 5 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder, 1 cup water, and 1.5 teaspoons black pepper in a pot and simmer for about 10 minutes. Once this cools, you can keep it in the refrigerator in a jar for about two weeks and just take a dollop every time you make the milk.
- To make the milk, warm 2 cups of coconut milk and 1 teaspoon of the golden paste in a pot, and whisk until fully mixed. Then add cinnamon, honey, and maple syrup to taste. For an added kick, you can also add cayenne pepper!
We recommend squeezing in a glass of lemon water in the morning before breakfast and the Golden Milk before bed!
Source: Mind Body Green