Salads are a great way to get more veggies into your diet. I don’t think I have to emphasise how nutrient dense and tasty vegetables are and why we must eat them every day.
This super easy to make Spring Salad consists of 5 ingredients that will help rebalance your hormones in no time!
A whole raw organic carrot - not the toxic baby ones!
Not only a raw carrot adds to the rainbow of colours on the salad but also helps to balance our hormones. Stress of modern lives often leads to estrogen dominance in our bodies which can cause PMS, acne, “man boobs”, thyroid issues, insomnia, infertility, moodiness and other unpleasant symptoms. Carrots contain a unique fiber that helps to bind and excrete excess levels of estrogen in the body. According to Dr. Ray Peat, by eating 1 organic carrot a day we can improve the ration of progesterone to estrogen and cortisol.
For the salad add one medium, organic raw carrot, wash it and don’t peel it. Cut it or grate it lengthwise.
Raw organic celery
In order to rebalance your hormones, you need to optimise your liver function. Eating processed non-organic foods, breathing polluted air and drinking contaminated water often leaves us with a sluggish liver. There is no better way to regenerate the liver, than by adding organic celery.
For the salad add one bunch of chopped celery. The celery not only adds crunchiness but also aids detoxification.
Sauerkraut made from red cabbage
Fermented foods provide our bodies not only with powerful nutrients but also improve our digestive system which when working properly can more effectively get rid of excess estrogen.
For the salad add a handful of homemade sauerkraut. Not sure how to make it? Get the recipe here.
Since good fats are the fundamental building blocks for hormone production, make a creamy avocado dressing.
For the dressing use 1 ripe avocado (pit removed), 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. lime juice, 1 tbsp. fresh coriander (chopped), 1 small chilli (optional). To make the dressing, blend all the ingredients in a food processor or crash it using a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add 50 grams of protein to your salad, opt for liver or steak from grass-fed animals or wild caught salmon. I personally consume lamb liver at least once a week. Gram for gram, not only liver is the most nutrient dense food on the planet but also provides the highest source of vitamin A. Having an adequate level of vitamin A is crucial for your hormones to work properly.
Combine all the ingredients and dressing and toss well. This is a one person serving so you might want to make more and share it with family and friends.
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