Benefits of eating pumpkin seeds for women with PCOS
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a complex endocrine issue that causes a set of symptoms, like, irregular periods, acne, weight gain and excessive hair growth on the face, chest etc. Imperatively, untreated PCOS can pose a variety of challenges for women’s health. But did you know you can reverse PCOS naturally? Yes, by making small yet effective changes in your lifestyle. Did you know including pumpkin seeds in your daily diet can not only help you stay healthy and fit, but it can also restore hormonal balance and tame PCOS?
Avinash Rajapet – Program Director and Head Trainer, Fitbee shares the health benefits of adding pumpkin seeds for women with PCOS.
What are Pumpkin seeds?
Pumpkin seeds are flat, edible, egg-shaped seeds are also known as “Pepita” – a Mexican Spanish term. They have a white layer on the outside but the seeds are light green on the inside. They are considered wholesome and highly nutritive!
They date back to the ancient Greeks and Native Americans, so they’ve been around a long time! Once removed from the flesh of a pumpkin, you can rinse and roast them for further consumption.
Pumpkin seeds and PCOS
Pumpkin seeds are the PCOS diet’s nutritional powerhouse in a tiny package! These seeds are highly nourishing and have been given the tag of a superfood for women, and especially beneficial for those with conditions like PCOS.
PCOS brings its own set of diet restrictions for women trying to beat the condition but including these pumpkin seeds in their diet during those times of hormonal imbalances can help improve health.