The Art of Eating Well: Smart Swaps for a Healthy Hormones

The Art of Eating Well: Smart Swaps for a Healthy Hormones

Welcome to our nutrition series brought to you by Seed + Oat YouTube channel featuring Seed Cycle Founder Mel Kovacevic and Remedy Kitchen Mel Scott-Cameron.

We're thrilled to join forces as two passionate mums deeply committed to health, nutrition, and wholesome living. What makes this collaboration even more exciting is our shared dedication to crafting healthy food products and our alignment in philosophies and practices.

At Seed + Oat, we believe in the power of nourishing our bodies with wholesome ingredients and making informed choices about what we eat. As mums ourselves, we understand the importance of fostering a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and our families.

Through our combined expertise and experiences, we're eager to share valuable insights, practical tips, and delicious recipes to inspire and empower you on your own journey toward better health.

Join us as we delve into "The Art of Eating Well," where we'll explore the fundamentals of nutrition, debunk myths, and uncover the secrets to maintaining a balanced and vibrant life.

We are on a mission to cultivate a community of wellness seekers committed to making mindful choices and embracing the joy of nourishing our bodies from the inside out. Get ready to embark on this enriching journey with us. Here's to health, happiness, and the art of eating well!

Smart Swaps for a Healthy Kitchen and Healthy Hormones! 

 In this episode we're diving into healthy food swaps and essential pantry items to elevate your nutrition game.

We understand that navigating the world of wellness can feel overwhelming at times, which is why we're here to simplify the journey for you. In this series, we're excited to present five straightforward and easy-to-implement ideas that will help you embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Breads, wraps, sandwich thins REPLACE for Sourdough

Swapping white bread for sourdough is a flavorful and nutritious choice that offers several benefits. Sourdough bread is made through a fermentation process using wild yeast and bacteria, which results in a tangy flavor profile and unique texture. Here are the benefits of making this swap:

Improved Digestibility: The fermentation process breaks down gluten and phytic acid found in grains, making sourdough easier to digest compared to white bread. This can be especially beneficial for individuals with gluten sensitivities or digestive issues.

Lower Glycemic Index: Sourdough bread typically has a lower glycemic index compared to white bread, which means it causes a slower and more gradual increase in blood sugar levels after consumption. This can help prevent spikes and crashes in energy levels throughout the day.

Increased Nutrient Absorption: The fermentation process of sourdough enhances the bioavailability of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, making them easier for the body to absorb and utilize. This can contribute to overall better nutrient absorption and improved health outcomes.

By swapping white bread for sourdough, you can enjoy a more nutritious and flavorful bread option while supporting your overall health and well-being.

Sugary Ultra Processed Snacks Replace Seed Cycling Bake Mixes for Hormone Support

Introduce seed cycling into your routine for hormone balance and support. Incorporate seeds like flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds into your diet to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate hormone-related symptoms.

Seed cycling is an ancient practice that involves consuming specific seeds during different phases of the menstrual cycle to support hormone balance. Flaxseeds, for example, are rich in lignans, which can help modulate estrogen levels. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which supports progesterone production. By incorporating these seeds into your diet, you can potentially reduce symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as irregular periods, PMS, and acne.


Our Seed Cycle Brownie Mix is a simple and delicious way to enjoy The Seed Cycle Phase 1 blend. The Brownies are made with unrefined ingredients including raw cocao powder, almond meal, rapadura sugar, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds, making it the perfect snack for people with sensitivities or allergies to gluten and dairy products.

The brownies are made for chocolate lovers who don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen over a dessert recipe.

This mix has been designed to require only basic cooking skills; and with very short preparation times in mind, to ensure that seed cycling does not impact on your daily activities or commitments.


The Seed Cycle Biscuit Mix is a tasty way to incorporate our Phase 2 blend to your everyday lifestyle. The biscuits, which include natural ingredients such as buckwheat flower, rapadura sugar and desiccated coconut, are sure to be a favourite with you, and your hormones. These mouth-watering treats have been designed with convenience and taste in mind and will give you the perfect amount of nutrients while taking care of your cravings for something sweet!

The biscuits have been made for the coffee and biscuit treat lover or afternoon tea devotee.

This mix has been designed to require only basic cooking skills; and with very short preparation times in mind, to ensure that seed cycling does not impact on your daily activities or commitments.

Quick microwave oats REPLACE to Remedy Porridge

Oats, often hailed as a nutritional powerhouse, stand out as a versatile and nutrient-dense grain, offering a plethora of health benefits. Oats are an excellent source of dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber, such as beta-glucan, forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract, which helps lower cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote a feeling of fullness, aiding in weight management. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to stool, promoting regular bowel movements and supporting digestive health.

Swap Refined Oils for Natural Fats

Swapping vegetable oil for healthier alternatives like ghee, olive oil, or coconut oil can significantly enhance the nutritional quality of your meals and promote overall well-being. Vegetable oils, often highly processed and refined, may contain unhealthy trans fats and omega-6 fatty acids in excessive amounts, which can contribute to inflammation and various health issues when consumed in large quantities. Here's why opting for ghee, olive oil, or coconut oil is a beneficial choice:

Ghee: Ghee, a form of clarified butter, is rich in healthy fats, including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and butyric acid, which have been linked to improved heart health, better digestion, and reduced inflammation. Ghee also boasts a high smoke point, making it suitable for cooking at higher temperatures without the risk of oxidation.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is renowned for its abundance of monounsaturated fats, particularly oleic acid, which has been associated with numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and improved cognitive function. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E and polyphenols, which help protect cells from oxidative damage and inflammation.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are quickly metabolized by the body for energy and may aid in weight management and brain function. Additionally, coconut oil possesses antimicrobial properties due to its high lauric acid content, helping to support immune health and combat harmful bacteria and viruses. By incorporating ghee, olive oil, or coconut oil into your cooking and baking, you can enjoy the delicious flavors while reaping the numerous health benefits associated with these natural fats. Making this simple swap from vegetable oil to healthier alternatives can contribute to a balanced diet and support your journey toward optimal health and vitality.

Stay tuned for our next episode, where we'll explore food preparation and organization tips to streamline your healthy eating journey. Remember, small changes can lead to big results in your quest for a healthier lifestyle. See you next time!

Food is not just fuel; it's medicine. The choices we make in the kitchen can profoundly impact our health and well-being. By incorporating nutrient-dense foods, making smart swaps, and embracing practices like seed cycling, we can nourish our bodies and support hormone health naturally.

We hope you've found these insights helpful and inspiring. Join us in our ongoing journey towards better health and vibrant living. Stay tuned for more episodes of "The Art of Eating Well," where we'll continue to explore the transformative power of food.

To watch the full video of this episode and explore more tips and recipes, visit our Seed + Oat YouTube channel. Here's to health, happiness, and the art of eating well!

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