By now, you know the general benefits of the keto diet… but did you know Keto is great for hormone balance among women with PCOS and other hormone disorders?!
The Keto diet probably helps you in more ways than you realize, especially if you’re a woman aka 50% of our population. But WAIT! If you’re a guy, you should still stick around and read this. You have mothers, and you might have a girl-friend, or a wife. In the future you might even have daughters or daughter-in-laws, if you don’t already. Let’s face it, either-way, you’re surrounded by women! And whether you live with us or around us, you have to deal with our hormones, either directly or indirectly. I can see you’re still reading… good. ;)
So let’s talk about how the Keto diet and how it can help you regulate your hormones. The Keto diet was introduced in the early 20th century as a medical plan, meant to reduce epilepsy symptoms in children. Though studies found it had more impacts on our bodies than they originally realized. Some of those impacts were improved insulin responses and changes in hormone levels (for people already dealing with hormones imbalances). Hormonal imbalance is extremely prevalent in our society and can contribute to many different health issues.
A Keto diet can actual help with hormone imbalances by improving insulin performance. Insulin resistance is extremely common today but most people are unaware of the problem until they develop serious chronic health issues. The Keto diet also affects cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone released by your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit above your kidneys and release hormones into your bloodstream, and likewise respond to feedback from other hormones and chemicals in your body. You can cause adrenal exhaustion from putting stress on your adrenals from a glucose response when we eat carbohydrates (causing your blood sugar to rise too quickly and drop rapidly, causing a stress response) and eventually they become incapable of repairing themselves.
Ultimately, Ketogenic foods, like our bars, are less taxing on the body compared to carbohydrate foods and can help improve regulation of cortisol metabolism. Also, by limiting the amount of glucose in your blood and lowering your insulin levels, it can help let your hormones find their balance again.
A common syndrome caused by hormone imbalance in women is PCOS, which affects 1 in every 10 women! If you or someone you know is suffering from this you should definitely explore the Keto diet and look into Smoo, the leading hormone balancing powder that is Keto friendly with 0G Carb and 0G sugar! It was created specifically to help women with PCOS and other hormone imbalances including PMS, Endometriosis, Menopause and more!
Paired with a Keto diet, it can help get PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances under control. And... what better way to do it than with a Heka Smoothie! Check out this tasty recipe made with our new White Chocolate Raspberry bars and S'moo here:
So as you’re thinking about hormones, PCOS, or your monthly PMS symptoms... grab a Keto bar or a smoothie with a scoop of S’moo and sit back and enjoy the benefits.