What Hormones Can Do For You

Former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is leading the revolution for a healthy, organic lifestyle aimed at revving up the body’s metabolism. Jillian emphasizes time and time again that fuel foods such as vegetables, fruits and nuts can provide amazing benefits.

The following hormones play a huge part in health and weight loss. A well balanced diet can boost positive hormones and keep negative symptoms at bay.

Growth Hormone (HGH) – This powerful hormone helps build muscle, burns fat, maintains lower levels of blood sugar, keeps skin smooth and increases energy levels.

Foods that boost HGH – Almonds, beef, brazil nuts, cashews, chicken, cottage cheese, egg whites, halibut, hazelnuts, oatmeal, pecans, pumpkin seeds, ricotta, salmon, shrimp, spinach, turkey, walnuts, yogurt

Testosterone – For men and women looking to lose weight, this catabolic hormone helps build calorie-burning lean muscle, increases energy and nourishes the noggin.

Foods that boost testosterone – Almonds, asparagus, broccoli, canola oil, cheddar cheese, chickpeas, coffee, collard greens, eggs, fish, garlic, milk, olive oil, onions, peas, salmon, spinach, summer squash, turkey breast, yogurt

Thyroid – These hormones control your memory, mood, heart beat, body temperature and even the rate at which your body burns calories.

Foods that boost Thyroid - Almonds, asparagus, avocadoes, basil, broccoli, cashews, collard greens, green peas, hazelnuts, mustard greens, oilive oils, peas, sesame seeds, shrimp, spinach, summer squash, thyme, wheat germ, yogurt

 Leptin – Optimal leptin levels can decrease your appetite, increase the metabolism and tap into your body’s long-term fat stores.

Foods that boost leptin – Beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chicken, edamame, eggs, flaxseed, green beans, ground cloves, halibut, mackerel, milk, mustard seed, nuts, olive oil, oregano, salmon, scallops, shrimp, snapper, sweet potatoes, turkey, walnuts, winter squash, yogurt

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