Keto Diet Facts & Tips

What do I do if I have hormonal imbalances on Keto?

Hormonal Imbalances & Calcium Absorption

Our bodies are complex systems, with various factors influencing nutrient absorption. Hormonal balance is one such factor. Hormonal imbalances can affect the absorption of minerals like calcium, which is crucial for bone health and nerve impulses.

During menopause, hormone levels can vary significantly - particularly a decrease in estrogen - which may lead to decreased mineral uptake, such as calcium.

Postmenopausal women tend to have lower bone density due to reduced calcium absorption, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis.

Balancing Hormones For Improved Mineral Absorption

The good news? Adopting a healthy ketogenic lifestyle may help. The Healthy Keto Diet focuses on consuming nutrient-dense foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals for optimal body function.

  • Foods high in healthy fats (like avocados) support hormone production by providing the necessary building blocks for hormones.

  • Maintaining stable blood sugar levels through low-carb intake helps prevent insulin spikes, which could disrupt other hormone balances.

  • Plenty of leafy greens provide an excellent source of calcium without the risk associated with dairy consumption.

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Last updated: May 27, 2024 18:30 PM