One of the best ways we can support balanced hormones is by fueling ourselves with nourishing nutrient dense foods.
"One of the best ways we can support balanced hormones is by fueling ourselves with nourishing nutrient dense foods."
This delicious salmon dish is full of nutrients your hormones will love, including omega 3's, magnesium and vitamin C.
Omega 3 is rich in salmon. The balance of our omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is very important for hormone balance. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and modulate hormone receptor site sensitivity. We need both Omega-3 and Omega-6 for optimal health but too much omega-6 within the body can increase inflammation (damage) and lead to altered hormone receptor function. For our hormones to do their job, be effective within our body and take action, we need sensitive hormone receptors.
Magnesium can be found in leafy greens. Magnesium is another mineral that has many roles in the body, such as supporting PMS symptoms, such as anxiety and water retention. We use it a lot in the BePure Clinics for our clients that experience cravings.
This salmon dish a beautiful and simple way to get the nutrients you need to support your hormone balance, plus it is a great recipe to feed the whole family. Simply double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This salmon dish is best served with a big leafy green salad.
Almond, Lemon, Parsley-crusted Salmon
Serves 2 | GF, DF
- 1/4 cup almonds
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 10g fresh parsley
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 free range egg white
- 2 x 150 grams salmon fillets - deboned
- Juice of half an orange
- Leafy greens to serve
- Preheat oven to 200*C
- Place the almonds, lemon zest, parsley and salt in a food processor or blender and blitz until the texture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Brush each piece of salmon with egg white. Spoon almond crumb over each piece and lightly press with your hand. Drizzle orange juice over for extra flavour.
- Roast for 12 minutes. The salmon should be only just done, as it will continue to cook with the residual heat and flake easily.
- Serve immediately.
If you want to learn more about the importance of nutrients for your hormone health I recommend coming along to my latest tour, Women's Wellness Essentials. I will be going into a lot more detail about this – only 3 events left to go. The event details can be found below.