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3 Reasons to Include Fiber-rich Foods in Your Diet

clean eating fiber hormones Sep 13, 2020

Diet plays a huge role in balanced hormones. For women, particularly, hormone imbalance can be the root of many, many health problems that can make you feel crummy, make it difficult to lose or gain weight, impact your fertility and even increase your risk of certain cancers and other serious diseases.

Besides healthy fats (which provide the building blocks for steroid hormone production), fiber is my go-to for overall health. 

The 3 most important reason fiber helps your health and hormones are:

  1. Stabilizing blood sugar
  2. Reducing cortisol levels
  3. Flushing out excess estrogens and toxins 

Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate that doesn’t get converted to sugar and therefore doesn’t raise blood sugar levels like other carbohydrates do.

Fiber comes in two forms, soluble and insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber is found in the cell walls of plants and cannot be dissolved in water. This adds bulk to stools by binding with water and acting as a stool softener that...

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