To boost and support your endocrine system, regularly consume these 4 foods/nutrients:
Fish – Fish provides your body with Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 oils. These oils are fats that directly affect cognitive function, cellular function and kidney function–all the things under the control of the endocrine system. Eating fish twice a week will aid in keeping a balanced endocrine system.
Garlic – Garlic boosts your immunity, which increases your ability to fight off infection. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels. One or two cloves of garlic a day is recommended. Include it in your cooking!
B Vitamins – These vitamins directly influence the nervous system’s proper functioning and health, as well as one’s physical and mental performance concerning the nervous system. B vitamins are found most plentifully in pasture-raised chicken, wild-caught fish, and pastured eggs. When taking B vitamin supplements, the co-enzymated and methylated forms are the best, as these are the forms that are the most absorbable and usable by the body.
Vitamin C – The adrenal glands have a very high content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). This vitamin helps the adrenal glands produce more of the disease-fighting hormone cortin. A continued stressful environment as well as a high carbohydrate diet both deplete vitamin C reserves and increases the tendency for infection and disease. Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, organic berries, green vegetables, sweet peppers and tomatoes.