The Best Foods for Glowing Skin + Hormone Balancing

April 30, 2020

Best Glowing Skin Foods

You might be aware that the pregnancy glow may not happen naturally for everyone and if you find that your skin is a little less than savory… don’t fret. This can be due to hormonal changes, environmental stressors (like the sun, wind, pollution), or simply due to overindulging in shall we say… naughty cravings!

No matter what the cause, you can get skin glowing not only by using pregnancy-safe skincare that targets issues that pregnancy and postpartum skin are prone to but also by incorporating the following foods rich in folic acid and Vitamin C, which help to smooth the skin from the inside out.

  • Legumes
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Wheat germ
  • Bananas

Give these 15 vegan recipes a try to boost your glow!

Best Hormone Balancing Foods

When it comes to growing another human being, the female body is incredible! This can be easy to forget when you start to feel like you have no control over your body or emotions anymore. Throughout the various stages of your pregnancy, different hormones come into play at exactly the right time.

Production of certain hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid are responsible for stimulating fetal organ development, developing breast tissue, maintaining the placenta, helping promote uterine contractions, and aiding in metabolism. 

Many women unfortunately suffer from hormone imbalance due to varying reasons including, but not limited to: poor gut health, stress, toxic overload, and inflammation.

Include the following nourishing foods into your daily pregnancy diet for helping keep your hormones in check so you can support the healthy development of your baby.

  • Coconut oil
  • Avocados
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flaxeeds
  • Walnuts

Try any one of these 25 vegan hormone balacing recipes!

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