Consuming enough healthy dietary fats is REQUIRED for optimal hormonal health.
In order to maintain and regulate proper hormone function, we need specific healthy fats – as they are the foundation of important hormones like estrogen, progesterone, cortisol and DHEA.
Ensuring you are consuming enough healthy fats can actually prevent cravings and keep us feeling full longer due to the effects of hormones like leptin and CKK.
What are some signs and symptoms of a diet deficient in dietary fats? You might have low energy (fat is the most concentrated source of energy for your body), skin issues, constant hunger, loss of menstrual cycle, achy joints or cognitive issues.
You already know how much I love avocados, not only for the taste – but for the benefits! They are high in vitamins, minerals, fibre and are also an excellent source of healthy fat!
My favourite sources of healthy fats are avocados, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, eggs, nuts and seeds.