When it comes to PCOS, what should you eat and what should you avoid?
Published : Oct 11, 2021 4 mins read Updated On : Feb 14, 2023
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is characterised by hormonal problems, irregular periods, and the development of small cysts on one or both ovaries (PCOS).
This condition can affect adult females.
PCOS makes it harder for women to lose weight because of hormonal abnormalities, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
In women with PCOS, even a small amount of weight loss can improve insulin resistance, hormone levels, menstrual cycles, fertility, and general quality of life.
PCOS is not curable, however, it can be managed with the right diet. There are certain foods that should be avoided if you have PCOS.
What role does diet have in PCOS?
Weight control and resistance are two of the most important ways that food impacts PCOS. Insulin, on the other hand, plays an important part in PCOS, so balancing insulin levels with a PCOS diet is one of the most effective ways to manage it.
Insulin resistance is common in patients with PCOS. In fact, diabetes or pre-diabetes affects more than half of women with PCOS.
People with PCOS may feel better if they follow a diet that fits their nutritional needs, keeps them at a healthy weight, and encourages optimal insulin levels.
Foods to consume include:
The following items should be included in a healthy PCOS diet:
Foods that are raw and natural.
Food that is high in fiber.
Salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel are all fatty fish with high Omega-3s is a must.
Kale, spinach and other dark, leafy greens are all good choices.
Red grapes, blueberries, blackberries and cherries are all dark red fruits that is need.
Broccoli and cauliflower are two vegetables that go well together.
Beans, lentils and other legumes that have been dried.
Olive oil, avocados and coconuts are all good sources of healthy fats is a good choice.
Pine nuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios are examples of nuts that must be included.
Dark chocolate should be consumed in moderation.
Spices like paprika, coriander and turmeric.
Low-carbohydrate or low-GI diet followers had better insulin metabolism and reduced cholesterol levels. People with PCOS who ate a low-GI diet said their lives were better and their periods were more regular.
Avoid these foods:
In general, women with PCOS should avoid foods that are already widely considered to be bad.
Refined carbs, such as mass-produced pastries and white bread, are examples.
Fried foods, such as fast food.
Carbonated beverages, such as sodas and energy drinks, are high in sugar.
Hot dogs, sausages and luncheon meats are examples of processed meats.
Margarine, shortening and lard is examples of solid fats.
Steaks, hamburgers and pork are examples of excess red meat.
These foods can cause your PCOS symptoms to worsen by increasing oestrogen production. They can also cause blood glucose levels to rise, which can lead to weight gain.
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