My Latest PCOS Friendly Grocery Store Finds

By: Lindsay Chandler, PCOS Food Advocate

A few weeks back I made my way across town to our local Trader Joe’s. If you’re not familiar with Trader Joe’s it’s a small market known for its low prices and eclectic food choices. They also offer tons of hormone-friendly items like raw nuts, organic fruits and veggies, free-range organic meats, and healthier options for household products.

Two of my most recent favorite finds at Trader Joe’s were not even food! I love when I come across things that I have been wanting to try or needing to replace at the supermarket.

Over the past few years, I have gradually gotten rid of the toxic products that I use in my home. I had been eager to try reusable waxed cotton food wraps and was thrilled to see them at the supermarket! They seal leftovers or dishes that you’re taking out with you in place of plastic wrap.

It is important to remove plastic wrap because it contains endocrine (aka hormone) disruptors, and aluminum foil because it has been implicated in “…numerous neurodegenerative conditions…” from our homes so we can be healthier and feel better.

And for taking better care of the earth!

Waxed cotton food wraps can be purchased online from places like Amazon, or can be a fun DIY project at home. Waxed cotton wraps will last about a year when properly cared for.  Just rinse with cool water and gentle dish soap and let dry.

The second item I was excited to find on their shelves were wool dryer balls. I had purchased these for the first time a few years ago when the static in my house was out of control. I had stopped using toxic dryer sheets years prior to knowing that they were a big endocrine disruptor. What I love about wool dryer balls is they last as long as you can keep track of them! One of my favorite things to do is to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to one of the dryer balls before turning on the dryer. They usually come in sets of 4 or 6 and I use them all at once with each load of laundry.

Removing toxic items from your home is a huge next step in balancing hormones and reducing symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance. What I love most about these two items, in particular, is that they are both reusable!

Happy shopping!

 

Reference: https://www.physiology.org/doi/pdf/10.1152/jn.1998.80.2.755

 

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