Love Me Some Seed Crackers, Pumpkin, Flax and Turmeric
Our wholesome seed-based crackers are made with natural ingredients with no added sugars, fats, preservatives, and additives. Naturally flavoured with spices, these crackers are perfect to snack on by itself or paired with your favourite foods.
Plant-based. Gluten-free. Guilt-free.
Pumpkin seeds are delicious and are good sources of phosphorus, monounsaturated fats and omega-6 fats. Pumpkin seeds may help improve heart health and symptoms of urinary disorders. Studies show that they are also good for prostate health.
Sunflower seeds contain a good amount of protein, monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. Sunflower seeds contain high levels of both monounsaturated and omega-6 fats, and may help reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels.
Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, are a great source of fiber and omega-3 fats, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).Flaxseeds are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fats, lignans and other nutrients. However, they are difficult to digest whole so it is best to grind them up before consuming.
Sesame seeds are a great source of lignans, which may help balance the female hormones naturally. Sesame seeds may also help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
How does Seed Cycling work?
In a regular cycle, during the follicular phase (Day 1-14, begins on the first day of the period), the hormone estrogen is low at the beginning which steadily increases to prepare the body for ovulation by ripening the ovaries. Just before ovulation the levels of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and Luteinizing hormone (LH) increases, and estrogen level drops right after ovulation. In this phase, consumption of pumpkin seeds + flax seeds helps balance out the estrogen levels.
The Luteal phase (Day 15-28, begins right after ovulation) starts when the egg is released from the ovaries. The level of progesterone and estrogen increases slowly to support the body for conception and implantation of the baby. Hormones drop again if there is no implantation and as a result, the uterus lining sheds - aka menstruation or bleeding. In this phase, consumption of sunflower seeds + sesame seeds lower estrogen levels and promote progesterone naturally.
Not menstruating? Seed Cycling is for Everyone!
Everyone could benefit from the power of seeds; including men and women in all stages (no period, or in pre-menopause and post-menopause). During ancient times, women’s cycle was predicted based on the lunar cycle. This is because a full lunar cycle is 28 days which is just about the length of the menstrual cycle. Seed cycling could be done following the ‘moon cycle’, where the follicular phase should begin on a new moon and the luteal phase should begin on full moon.
Love Me Some + Seed Cycling
Our goal is to help you achieve your best-balanced-life in a convenient and tasty manner. To follow the seed cycling protocol, eat one pack of Love Me Some Seed Cracker (30g) per day according to your cycle. Look for the ‘Phase 1’ or ‘Phase 2’ sign on the box. Each pack of crackers already contains the 2 tablespoons of seeds needed for the day. You can start anytime in your cycle (as long as you know which phase you are in) and do not stress about it if you miss a day or two. Just enjoy the crackers as a healthy snack. For many, it could take a few months for the hormones to get back into its natural rhythm so please be patient.