7 Seeds For A PCOS Diet


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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PCOS is a very common hormonal disorder in females. Studies suggest that including these seeds in a daily diet can help manage PCOS symptoms. 

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Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc. 1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds per day can help boost progesterone levels and improve PMS symptoms.  

1. Pumpkin Seeds 

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They are packed with antioxidants called lignans. Flaxseeds can help improve ovulation and fertility. 

2. Flaxseeds 

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Sesame seeds are also packed with zinc. They can boost fertility and improve PMS symptoms like acne, headache, and bloating.  

3. Sesame Seeds 

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Chia seeds may help prevent insulin resistance due to their omega-3 and high dietary fiber content. 

4. Chia Seeds 

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They are high in vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium. Sunflower seeds may stimulate progesterone production and prevent inflammation and mood swings. 

5. Sunflower Seeds 

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Hemp Seeds contain Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which can help improve the effects of menopause. 

6. Hemp Seeds 

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They can help improve insulin resistance, commonly observed in PCOS and support weight loss. 

7. Fenugreek Seeds