Seed cycling is a growing trend which claims to balance hormones, boost fertility and ease menopausal symptoms. It involves eating flax, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds. Despite many favourable accounts about its benefits, it lacks scientific support.
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I became aware of this concept when browsing through the internet one fine day and bumped into a site which caught my attention.
Seed cycling is eating certain types of seeds in certain parts of your menstrual cycle which in turns helps in clockwork cycle, reduction in PCOS, the balance of hormones, boost fertility and ease menopausal symptoms in women. Though the same is not backed by science.
I’m not a health expert but a very curious health enthusiast who had tried seed cycling and has some thoughts to share.
WHAT IS SEED CYCLING?
Seed cycling is a method of eating certain types of seeds in certain times of your menstrual cycle to support hormone health and function.
For seed cycling, the menstrual cycle is split into 2 phases
Phase 1- Follicular, begins on day 1 of menstruation (generally day 1 to day 14) till ovulation (day 14)-
Phase 2- Luteal, begins right after ovulation (Day14 to 28-35 or until day 1 of menstruation)
WHAT SEEDS TO USE FOR SEED CYCLING?
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HOW DOES SEED CYCLING WORK?
During Follicular Phase: Consuming seeds that contain phytoestrogens can help balance estrogen levels. Also, seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation in the body and regulate follicle-stimulating hormone.
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