Hormones, which are chemical messengers, play a crucial role in our overall well-being, regulating everything from our menstrual cycle to controlling our hunger. Along with other health issues, a nutrient-poor diet is likely to affect our hormones.
Hormonal imbalances can impact how our bodies function, which can lead to a number of issues including infertility and PCOS, among others. For this reason, it is essential to pay close attention to your hormonal balance.
Here are five “miracle seeds” to balance your hormones
These seeds are a good source of fibre, calcium and omega-3s. Premenstrual symptoms have been found to improve with chia seeds. The seeds should soak for at least two hours. Then mix them into curds, smoothies or fruit dishes.
Omega 3s and fiber are found in abundance in flaxseeds. They support estrogen production and increase fertility. A teaspoon of roasted and crushed flax seeds can be added to curds, salad, smoothies, water and buttermilk.
These seeds, rich in calcium, iron and fiber, can be eaten by mixing them with vegetables, chutney and ladoos or by incorporating them into chapati dough.
Sunflower seeds increase progesterone and are an important source of vitamin E and selenium. The seeds can be soaked before eating, or you can add the seeds to curds and smoothies.
Magnesium, zinc, and omega-3s are all abundant in these seeds. Pumpkin seeds can be used in smoothies and salads. Additionally, you can make pumpkin seed butter or eat these seeds with fruit.