Hormone Supporting Coleslaw
Hey Hey Diva friends!! What the heck is hormone supporting coleslaw? Am I joking?! No my friends I am NOT and you should get EXCITED because this is one super healthy, super delicious, and (yay!) super EASY recipe....
Let's touch on the benefits of each ingredient first.
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Cabbage. Estrogen dominance is a very common hormonal imbalance in women. Processed foods that mimic estrogen, chemical exposure and poor detox ability can all contribute to estrogen dominance. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and cruciferous veggies have phytochemicals called insoles which help you metabolize your estrogen down the healthiest pathway possible. (more on that when my next podcast drops on July 16!) In addition. green veggies in general are great for supporting your liver and digestion both of which are super important in regulating your hormone balance!
Coconut Mayo. This is your source of healthy fats. Healthy fats are CRUCIAL for balanced hormones. A low fat, low carb diet is often a precursor for hormone imbalances. Coconut oil provides nutrients needed for hormone production AND it can assist in calming inflammation.
Raisins. Mostly in here for flavor, raisins are a dense source of carbohydrates which (as stated above) are necessary in whole foods form and in healthy proportions to maintain hormone balance. Turns out, they are also a great source of magnesium, iron and boron which studies have shown boost your absorption of magnesium AND beneficially impact your use of estrogen.
Bacon - YES BACON. This is in here because well....it tastes darn good :)
Easy Peasy Coleslaw
- Applegate Sunday Bacon
- Organic Raisins
- Chosen Foods Coconut Mayo (or any other clean, healthy fat based mayo like avocado or olive oil)
- Cut about half the cabbage into shredded pieces
- Cook the bacon until crisp
- Mix 2 large spoonfuls of mayo into the cabbage ( I actually melted mine down first to thoroughly coat the cabbage)
- Crumble the bacon onto the cabbage mix
- Add approximately 1/2 cup raisins or until it looks visually decent :)
- Mix well and keep refrigerated!