Are you looking for a really easy way to balance your hormones and get rid of PMS? Look no further than the humble carrot salad! This simple dish has been touted by nutrition expert Ray Peat as a powerful tool for supporting hormonal health, thanks to its unique combination of nutrients and fiber. Carrots can help lower excess estrogen levels, which can commonly cause PMS symptoms.
As a Women's Health Herbalist, I've spoken with other women who have used the humble carrot salad to completely eliminate their PMS. While this might not be the result for every woman who tries it, it could help you if your gut is having a hard time eliminating your estrogen when it's no longer needed.
The reason carrots are especially good for healing PMS is because they are a source of soluble fiber, which can bind to estrogen in your gut and help to escort it out of your body efficiently. This is important because it helps prevent that estrogen from getting re-absorbed in your gut which can cause your estrogen levels to get too high.
Carrots are also a good source of beta-carotene which can be converted into Vitamin A, a nutrient you need for healthy skin and hormones. When combined with a healthy fat source such as olive oil, the nutrients in carrots become even more bioavailable, allowing your body to absorb and utilize them more effectively.
To make a delicious and nutrient-packed carrot salad, simply shred 2-3 carrots and toss them with a tablespoon of olive oil, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of sea salt. You can also add in other nutrient-rich ingredients such as chopped parsley, raisins, or sunflower seeds for extra flavor and nutrition.
In addition to being a tasty and healthy addition to your diet, eating carrot salads on a regular basis may also help to support healthy hormone balance and reduce symptoms such as PMS, acne, and irregular periods. So why not give it a try and see how it can benefit your health? You might love the results so much you'll find yourself sharing this recipe with every woman you encounter.
Here's how to make Ray Peat's famous carrot salad:
- 2-3 medium to large sized organic carrots, grated
- 1 tablespoon organic, cold-pressed olive oil
- 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
- A pinch of sea salt
- Begin by washing and peeling the carrots. Grate them into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt.
- Pour the dressing over the grated carrots and toss to combine.
- Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
If you're interested in learning more about how to support your hormones through nutrition and lifestyle changes, don't hesitate to reach out to me about my health coaching programs. I'm here to help you feel your best and live your healthiest life!