Who knew that ingestion of sweet potatoes and turmeric could actually help balance our hormones! When I came across this statement I was thrilled, mainly because my hormones have been a bit off ever since I went off birth control (which I was on for 7 years). It was also a surprise to me that sweet potatoes can be consumed raw, and provide an even broader array of nutrients to our body than when cooked (as with most vegetables).
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamins A, B6, C and E and are loaded with minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Recent studies have shown that sweet potatoes contain a protein hormone called adiponectin, which is a critical component when it comes to modifying insulin metabolism.
Turmeric is also a great way to help increase the body's progesterone levels, which is particularly useful for women going through menopause or those who have gone off birth control pills.
- 1 medium sweet potato (about 2 cups worth)
- 2 inches turmeric root
- 3 large carrots
- 1 medium cucumber
- 4 celery stalks
- 1 lemon (peel if not organic)
Juice the above ingredients in a juicer such as the Omega, and enjoy immediately to prevent oxidation!