The human body is a marvel. Every minute that it is alive, tiny chemical messengers control the way a person feels and thinks, and even what the body does. These microscopic messengers are responsible for controlling organs and cells. What are these chemical messengers? Hormones. In this segment, ASEA reviews the impact healthy hormone balance has on the human body.
A Dance of Synergy
Balanced hormones dance a very intricate dance. When they are working together perfectly, synergy is achieved, and when this happens, the body reaps the benefits of optimum health and mental well-being.
But what happens when hormones don’t dance in sync? Imagine the utter chaos of a dance floor packed with people who are all crashing into each other. That’s sort of what hormone imbalance is like. Everything goes out of whack. Some of the consequences of hormone imbalance include:
- Weight gain
- Low energy
- Reduced sex drive
- Thinning hair
The Effect of Diet on Hormones
What you put into your mouth is incredibly important to hormonal health. In fact, the simple act of eating creates a hormonal response. The body needs the proper balance of nutrients to achieve hormonal balance:
- Protein stimulates a hormone that releases sugar into the blood, which is needed for energy.
- Healthy fat is essential for the hormones that are responsible for building and sustaining body tissue and maintaining cellular function.
- Carbohydrates stimulate insulin secretion, which is essential for the body to absorb sugars and turn them into energy or fat.
Insulin and Health
The hormone responsible for maintaining a healthy blood sugar level in insulin. This hormone provides the body with energy. It assists the muscles in turning sugar into fuel while storing excess sugar for energy later. If the blood has more sugar than the body needs, insulin turns this sugar into fat, which the body stores should the need for extra energy arise.
Unfortunately for many people, this stored fat is never used, so it continues to accumulate. For the body to be able to use these fat stores as energy, you must practice a balanced diet and exercise.
All of the carbohydrates a person eats are converted into sugar, but not all carbs are equal in nutritional value. Low-glycemic carbs, such as whole grains, are turned into blood sugar more slowly, which reduces the rush of sugar to the blood and the responding rush of insulin.
High-glycemic carbs, like white bread, bagels, and potato chips, are quickly converted into sugar, causing a corresponding rush of insulin. This rush depletes blood sugar and leaves you feeling hungry, tired, and unable to concentrate.
The Omega Oils
Contrary to popular belief, fat is very important in maintaining health, especially omega 3 and omega 7 fatty acids. These powerful oils help keep blood sugar at a healthy level. In fact, taking a fish oil supplement has been shown to help the body not store as much unnecessary fat.
Omega oils also help cells support a proper balance of sugar, which helps a person maintain a healthy weight. That’s why it’s important to take supplements that contain omega 3, like ASEA VIA Omega. Adding an omega supplement assists the body in keeping a healthy weight. ASEA reviews cellular health and dietary needs regularly and bases their supplements on the research they conduct.
So start taking control of your health today and do things to get those hormones dancing like nobody’s watching. Your body and your brain will reap the benefits. And don’t forget to read the second part of this article for more on hormone balance.