Why You Should Be Seed Cycling According to A Dietitian

Seeds may seem small, but their impact on our health is mighty. Seed cycling is an easy and nutritional way of balancing hormones and restoring hormonal health, where you eat certain seeds during the first and second half of your menstrual cycle. These tiny powerhouses can support:

  • blood sugar levels
  • gut diversity
  • healthy hormone levels

Let’s dive into the world of seeds!

Seeds are an often-overlooked ingredient that can revolutionize your health. From improving blood sugar balance and boosting fiber intake to supporting gut health and hormonal balance through seed cycling, the benefits are vast. Embrace the power of seeds and witness the positive impact they can have on your well-being.

What are the four phases of the menstrual cycle? 

  • The menstrual phase is the first 1-7 days, and this is when you the action of bleeding occurs. 
  • The follicular phase are days 7-14, and when your body stimulates growth for new follicles that produce estrogen. 
  • The ovulatory phase are days 14-2, and this is when women are most likely to get pregnant. The last phase is the luteal phase which is day 22-28, progesterone and estrogen are highest during this time to help a fertilized egg implant in the uterus. 

What are the benefits of seed cycling? 

Seed cycling supports your hormones during the changes of your cycle. It can also help with symptoms such as PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irregular periods, and hot flashes. But, there are even more benefits of seed cycling, which I’ve listed here! sliced apple with peanut butter for seed cycling

  1. Meet Your Healthy Fat Needs and Balance Blood Sugar:

Did you know that incorporating seeds into your diet is a great way to increase your healthy fat intake? Healthy fats play a vital role in maintaining balanced blood sugar levels and overall well-being. By adding more seeds to your diet, you can achieve #bloodsugarbliss while meeting your body’s healthy fat requirements.

  1. Boost Fiber Intake and Improve Gut Health:

Many Americans fall short of meeting their fiber goals, which can lead to digestive issues and low energy levels. Total fiber intake per day is 25 to 30 grams, and 1 ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber! Seeds are an excellent source of fiber, helping to enhance gut diversity, reduce bloating, and support detoxification.

  1. Seed Cycling for Hormonal Support:

Seed cycling, a practice of incorporating specific seeds at different times during your menstrual cycle, has gained popularity for its potential to support hormonal balance. By strategically consuming different seeds, you can alleviate unwanted symptoms such as PMS associated with your cycle and optimize hormone health.

  1. Versatile and Easy to Incorporate:

Seeds are incredibly versatile and can be added to various meals throughout the day. Whether you’re enjoying a bowl of yogurt, a breakfast salad, or a midday smoothie, simply 1-2 tbsp or serving size of Beeya to boost the nutritional profile of your meals. The possibilities are endless, making it effortless to reap the benefits of seeds. One of my favorite ways is adding it to grain-free granola bars or energy bites for a fiber-rich pre-workout snack. Follow me on instagram @whitnessnutrition, for more ways to incorporate seeds into your diet.

“Whitney, this sounds complicated!”

Do I have to make my own seed cycling kit? Nope! 

seed cycling kit from Beeya Wellness

Unlock the Benefits of seed cycling without the effort using Beeya Wellness. I found Beeya last year and was blown away by the benefits of their products! They’ve made seed cycling simple with their pre-blended seed cycling kits split in two phases. Eat one scoop of Phase 1 daily on Day 1 (first day of your period) to Day 15, and Eat one scoop of Phase 1 daily on Day 15 to Day 28, then repeat.Use code WHITNESS at Beeya Wellness to start seed cycling today! 

Have Questions About Seeds and Seed Cycling?

Are you curious about seeds and their role in your health? We’d love to hear your questions! Seeds and seed cycling are just a part of the cycle syncing efforts we utilize to optimize hormone health. Reach out with any inquiries you have regarding seeds, seed cycling, or overall hormone balance.

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