Balance your hormones with these five ‘wonder seeds’

From controlling our menstrual cycle to controlling our hunger, hormones, which are chemical messengers, play a vital role in our overall well-being. A nutrient deficient diet is likely to affect our hormones, in addition to causing other health problems.

Unbalanced hormones can affect the functioning of our body, leading to various problems including sterility and SOPs, among others. As such, it’s crucial to pay close attention to your hormonal health.

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Dietitian Manpreet recently took to Instagram to share some “wonder seeds” that can help balance your hormones.

chia seeds

These seeds are rich in omega 3, calciumand fiber. Chia seeds are known to reduce premenstrual symptoms. Soak the seeds for at least two hours. You can then add them to smoothies, curds or accompany them with fruit, he suggested.

flax seeds

Flax seeds are a good source of Omega 3 and fiber. They help increase fertility and help the production of estrogen. You can add a teaspoon of roasted and ground flax seeds to curd, salad, smoothie, water, and buttermilk.

Sesame seeds

Rich in calcium, iron, and fiber, these seeds can be consumed by adding them to vegetables, hot sauce, andladoo or kneading them into chapati dough.

sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E and selenium and stimulate progesterone. You can soak the seeds and eat them with fruits or add the seeds to smoothies and curds.

Pumpkin seeds

These seeds are rich in omega 3, magnesium and zinc. Pumpkin seeds It can be added to salads and smoothies. Also, you can eat these seeds with fruits or by making pumpkin seed butter.

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