Simple PCOS Diet Guidelines For You
The PCOS diet is an important part of the overall treatment for PCOS.
As a hormonal disorder with unknown cause and no cure, polycystic
ovarian syndrome ( PCOS) is mainly treated by controlling the symptoms
and preventing complications.
The diet for PCOS, like the other
lifestyles measures like exercise and weight loss, is not just a
lifestyle change but actually a medical treatment in itself for PCOS.
What Are The Benefits?
PCOS is an endocrine disease involving imbalances of sex hormones
and high insulin. High insulin, insulin resistance and all the health
troubles that come with them are particularly sensitive to what you eat.
High insulin and insulin resistance are responsible for obesity,
diabetes, those ugly looking skin tags and discoloration and the risks
of heart diseases. Watching your diet to help mitigate the effects of
high insulin will help in relieving some symptoms and prevent important
Furthermore, PCOS diet is also a healthy diet overall. So by watching your diet, you end up eating healthy!
Many women often focus on minute details on what should I or should I
not eat and even tony details about the amounts to take. Having a broad
understanding of the general principles to guiding this dietary
recommendation may help you avoid getting to extremes. Following a diet
to treat PCOS is not following the road to die!
You are not to go
into extremes that might even make you loose the joy of your daily life
to follow diet plan. You will have to provide your body with
the necessary nutrients for it to be healthy. Please seek the help of a
dietician if you are not sure what to do in your specific case.
These are general principles
- Limiting processed foods and foods with added sugars.Go
for a low carbohydrate diet. High carbohydrates will increase insulin.
It is not stopping carbohydrates altogether but rather taking more of
complex carbohydrates which are rich in fiber.The more fiber your diet
contains, the slower it will be digested and the more slowly your blood
sugar levels will rise. High-fiber carbohydrates include whole-grain
breads and cereals, whole-wheat pasta, bulgur, barley, brown rice, and
- Beware of snacks! Many of
them are often rich in simple sugars and so you will do well to limit
the quantity you take.These include soda, excess fruit juice, cake,
candy, ice cream, pies, cookies and doughnuts.
- Take more Fruits and vegetables. They are always good and healthy foods for you. You may want to increase the amount you take.
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