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6 wonder foods for PCOS

PCOS is becoming very common disorder in young girls, and there is a common belief attached to it that you cant get rid of PCOS. you can always manage PCOS and reduce its symptoms by making little changes in your lifestyle.

Here are some superfoods which can help you achieve that-

PCOS is becoming very common disorder in young girls, and there is a common belief attached to it that you cant get rid of PCOS. you can always manage PCOS and reduce its symptoms by making little changes in your lifestyle.

Here are some superfoods which can help you achieve that-

  1. CINNAMON

Whether you sprinkle it in your milk in the morning, or have it in water, adding cinnamon to your PCOS diet will go a long way to increasing your insulin sensitivity. All you need is ½ teaspoon a day to reduce your appetite and normalize your blood sugar to insulin ratio.

Hydroxychalcone, the compound responsible for this effect, mimics insulin’s action in controlling blood sugar, leading to an overall reduction in insulin levels in the bloodstream. Cinnamon also slows the rate at which your stomach empties after a meal, acting as an effective appetite suppressant for those concerned about snack cravings between meals.

  1. RAW COCO POWDER

Bored of drinking plain milk? You might be thinking of drinking something very healthy as well as tasty. Adding some raw cacao powder is the perfect way to achieve this, as not only will this introduce much desired hit of chocolate-like flavour into your routine, but it also allows minerals like magnesium into your system, which helps to improve insulin sensitivity, and iron, which can help to improve hemoglobin counts in PCOS sufferers that have heavy periods.

Enjoy this by tossing it in the blender as an ingredient when you go to make a smoothie in the morning, but if you decide to throw it in your coffee, beware: when chocolate is heated, nutrients and minerals are destroyed, so stirring it after in cup would be the best way to work it into your day.

  1. SPINACH

While dark green vegetables are highly spoken of in PCOS diet, spinach is likely the best of the lot. Few comparable greens can match its nutrient density, which keeping your overall calorie count low. Among a bucket load of other minerals and nutrients, it is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, all of which have significant roles in reducing inflammation in the body.

  1. ALMONDS, WALNUTS

If you enjoy snacking, then you can eat almonds and walnuts, as they are low on the glycemic index. They also lower the glycemic index of other foods that you eat in conjunction with these nuts, so feel free to add them to PCOS diet friendly desserts, salads, and other meals you make.

One thing to be careful of is the overall calorie count of nuts. For example, a serving of 100 grams of almonds contains 576 calories, so snack it in moderation! A fistful of almonds and walnuts in a day is enough.

  1. SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST
Raw skinless chicken breast fillets

Since any PCOS diet cuts back on the carbohydrates responsible for inflammation and excess insulin production, replacing that portion of calories needs to come from increased consumption of protein and healthy fats. Skinless chicken breast is an excellent source of protein, as it contains 21 grams of protein for every 100 grams of breast. Add one chicken breast in your menu and you are good to go.

Additionally, it contains ample amounts of vitamin B6, which serves a vital function in helping to reduce the stressors that cause PCOS. Vitamin B6 help keeps your hormones at balanced levels, which is very helpful for those seeking to lower excessive testosterone and androgen.

  1. TOMATOES

These juicy red fruits are a powerhouse of nutrition. Along with vitamin c and antioxidants, they are rich in mineral called chromium.

Chromium is a component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) which helps maintain normal blood glucose levels by making insulin more efficient. This will fight insulin resistance which is often associated with PCOS. Furthermore, chromium promotes weight loss due to its ability to help control cravings, reduce hunger, and control fat in the blood.

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