Adequate nutrition is vital from many perspectives in daily life. Bad diet will have bad effects on any organism and is especially apparent in people. human nutrition needs can be very complicated and people often struggle with aftermath of bad diet.
Choosing healthy food can be difficult if you don’t have the knowledge to do so. We often struggle with knowing what foods are healthy to eat, and what foods are best consumed in very small doses, and so levels of obesity and weight-related disorders and diseases continue to rise.
Not everyone is keen on counting calories, it can be a tedious job especially in the beginning. Another problem is that in certain areas food supply can be limited giving little to choose from. It’s important to remember that the size and frequency of meals also matter.
How does nutrition relate to hormone replacement therapy?
As with any form of therapy hormone replacement requires proper nutrition. Nutrients from food, vitamins and supplements play a vital role in balancing the endocrine system. Well balanced diet will help relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance even before the therapy starts.
Main problem with widely available foods is their content. There seems to be no way of avoiding preservatives, additives, artificial flavours and food colourings. A simple rule of thumb says that the more processed the food the less nutrition it provides.
On the other hand raw foods often don’t get fully processed regardless of how much time they spend in the digestive system. The most natural enzymes are contained in fresh vegetables, cooking and further processing breaks them down to more basic chemicals.
As studies suggest poor diet choices form the base for leading causes of death from diabetes type II, heart disease, certain cancers. Bad nutrition can be directly linked to many types of modern diseases.
Avoid foods overloaded with:
- trans fats
- saturated fats
- hormone infused
- containing antibiotics and pesticide residues
- artificial flavourings and colourings
- pure sugar
- refined flour
Diet wit large amount of these substances will cause problems on many levels and in long term will become toxic to anybody. One of the outcome is the way these unhealthy additives suppress the immune system.
Lack of fresh and healthy nutrients prevents the immune system from fighting with bacteria and viruses. On top of that there is no substance present to rebuild or repair the tissue. Micro and macro nutrients are necessary to maintain the body but processed foods fail to supply quality nutrients.
During hormone replacement therapy the doctor will suggest the diet depending on the therapy plan. The diet may change depending on overall success rate and hormone levels.
Another thing supporting any diet is the exercise and maintaining overall fitness level. Diet and fitness work together, one without the other will not provide optimum results.
For many people removing unhealthy habits can be a major lifestyle change, one that is necessary to eliminate many risk of health complications. The key is to maintain proper balance during the hormone therapy is proper nutrition and exercise.