What To Eat if You Have PCOS

PCOS is one of the common hormonal disorders that happen to women in their prime reproductive age. It affects them by disturbing the hormonal balance of the body. Those with PCOS produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones. This causes irregularities in the menstrual cycles, infertility and even sleep apnea....to name a few.


Food is healing. Each type of food has the ability to fix something or the other in our bodies. This tells us how everything in the universe is connected. Treating PCOS usually begins with bringing a change in the lifestyle. So here's some foods that you can incorporate into your diet, to improve your condition, if you have PCOS.


Colourful Veggies

When you're on a PCOS diet, it's best to have colourful vibrant vegetables. Like your capsicums, tomatoes, broccoli...as many colors on your plate as you can right? Steam them, boil them, bake them or roast them. Just, eat your veggies. Well, all except potatoes. Try and eat those in moderation.



Legumes Legumes like beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas are all good for you if have PCOS. They are high in fibre and protein and have all the essential nutrients.



Eggs

Eggs are protein packed goodness. With a low Glycemic Index and all those nutrients, it makes for a perfect PCOS food. Eggs also help regulate the menstrual cycle by promoting healthy ovulation.



Millets & Quinoa It's best to eat foods with a lower Glycemic Index when you have PCOS. So cut down on your refined flour or even grains like rice as they may worsen PCOS symptoms. So it's best to eat whole gluten free grains like Buckwheat, Quinoa, Brown Rice or even Millets.




Nuts & Seeds Nuts and Seeds are your buddies when on a PCOS diet. They are protein packed and help reduce the PCOS symptoms. So add nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts into your diet.


Seeds like Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds are also very PCOS friendly. They contain fatty acids which regulate hormones, stabilise blood sugar and improve fertility. To have the best of the both worlds, you could add the Breakfast Mix into your diet.


Non - Dairy Milk

It's best to avoid dairy when you have PCOS. So you can switch to plant based milk like Coconut Milk, Cashew Milk, Oats Milk or Almond Milk.

My personal favourites are Almond Milk and Oats Milks for smoothies. Coconut Milk in curries is absolutely yum too.



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