Understanding PCOS.

Polycystic ovary syndrome also called (PCOS) is an imbalance of the female sex hormones.
 
If you have polycystic ovary syndrome your pituitary gland may release high amounts of luteinizing hormone into your bloodstream.
 
Disrupting your normal menstrual cycle, as a result, your follicles do not mature and ovulation does not occur which can lead to infertility.
 
Some of the immature follicles do not dissolve and remain as fluid-filled sacs or cysts, also your doctor may find your blood has high levels of insulin a hormone produced by the pancreas.
 
Too much insulin combined with high levels of the luteinizing hormone can lead to excess production of a male hormone called testosterone in your ovariesHigh levels of testosterone prevent ovulation which can lead to infertility, acne, and abnormal hair growth.

PCOS

Treatment.

Having polycystic ovary syndrome raises your risk for type 2 diabetes because of excess insulin, and insulin resistance heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, abnormalities in the blood and endometrial cancer.

Since there is no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome your doctor may recommend one or more medications to treat your symptoms such as hormonal birth control, which while preventing pregnancy also regulates your menstrual cycle and reduces testosterone production in your ovaries.

Anti-androgen medications which reduce abnormal hair growth and acne. Diabetes medications such as metformin which lowers your insulin levels and regulates your menstrual cycle and fertility medications which can stimulate ovulation. So you can become pregnant.

What to Eat.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

Start your day with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mix in a glass of water on an empty stomach. Apple cider vinegar will control blood sugar and keep your body from producing too much insulin.

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Sprouted Fenugreek

Sprouted Fenugreek

These seeds improve glucose sergeants in the body which helps in weight loss soak them overnight and have them twice a day on an empty stomach in the morning and thirty minutes before lunch and dinner.

Scrambled eggs & Chia seeds

Scrambled eggs & Chia seeds

Scrambled eggs and chia seeds are packed with nutrients that improve PCOS.

Watermelon

Watermelon

Watermelon contains a lot of water and is rich in vitamins A,C,B6, fibers and the antioxidant lycopene which promotes the weight loss.

Olive oil

Olive oil

In cases, you’re not using at the moment as it’s good for all those sufferings of PCOS.

What Not to Eat.

The first food to avoid in case of PCOS is:

Sugar

Sugar

Avoid all kinds of sugar and it’s products like jam, sauces, sweets, etc. as it will result to increase the body fat depression, facial and body hair and reduced egg development.

Gluten

Gluten

It is highly inflammatory so avoid foods with high gluten content like wheat, barley, rye, and oats.

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

Especially if you’re intolerant to lactose or have acne issues generally small quantity of milk and yogurt can be taken but if your condition is not under control then, completely avoid dairy for few months, and switch to almond milk or lactose-free milk. however, you can still have butter and clarified butter in moderation

Soy products

Soy products

Phytoestrogens and soy can mimic the effects of estrogen and contribute to hormonal imbalance. soy can have adverse effects on your thyroid and ovulation, so it’s better to avoid it. however, you can still have fermented soy products.

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Vegetable oils

Vegetable Oils

These are high in omega-6 and can cause inflammation.

Processed meat

Processed Meat

Avoid these as they contain sugar, dairy proteins, msg etc and can cause hormonal imbalance.

Coffee

Coffee

Avoid it as it increases your insulin and anxiety, also it leads to heartburn indigestion etc.

Alcohol

Alcohol

It leads to weight gain, insulin resistance, and liver disease. if you’re suffering from PCOS.

Foods high in carbs

Gluten

Avoid bread, baked products, cereals, pasta, white rice and white potatoes they raise your blood glucose and imbalance your hormones.

Sodium foods

Sodium foods

 

Avoid smoked meats, canned vegetables, sauces, chips, salted nuts, and canned soups as they can raise the risks of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.