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Nutrients Depleted by Hormonal Birth Control

Taking a form of hormonal birth control can be beneficial to some women, but I want to educate how to make sure we are not experiencing any nutrient deficiencies while on it. According to the research used for this post (linked below), hormonal birth control can effect not only micronutrient status but also increase fluid retention. If you are feeling “off” or feeling puffy/bloated, hormonal birth control could be a reason why.

This article is not saying that every female should stop hormonal birth control. Whether you are currently on a form of this birth control or not, these are foods to incorporate into your diet for healthy hormone regulation and overall wellness!

We need these important micronutrients for healthy DNA synthesis and cell division, energy production, tissue formation, gene expression and more. Lacking in these nutrients can result in endocrine dysfunction, skin disorders, gut issues, migraines and more.

Here are a few foods to add into your diet to help fight a micronutrient defIciency!

  • Garbanzo Beans

  • Asparagus

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Avocado

  • Bell Peppers

  • Kiwi

  • Broccoli

  • Pumpkin Seed

  • Cashews

  • Chickpea

  • Spinach

These are just a few foods that you can add into your diet if you are a female, especially on hormonal birth control. These foods have many positive benefits and you will feel the difference!

I also highly recommend a quality multivitamin to fill in the gaps when whole foods in the diet are lacking. This is the multivitamin that myself and family take and backed by research.

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