PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), is a hormonal condition that can affect a women’s ability to have a child. It causes irregular periods, facial hair, acne, weight gain, and infertitlity. For women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), losing weight can become a constant struggle. A good way to deal with PCOS is to eat well and exercise regularly. Losing some bodyweight may ease some symptoms and regularise periods and manage blood sugar levels and ovulation. A good idea of what foods to choose and avoid in PCOS can help tremendously.
PCOS typically causes a rise in insulin in the blood. Insulin helps control blood glucose levels by signaling the liver and muscle and fat cells to take in glucose from the blood. An increase in insulin levels do not remove glucose from the blood, the body will store it in the tissues as fat. Eating more calories than the body needs will lead to excess glucose levels. Therefore approaching PCOS nutritionally is very important in managing it. With the right diet and exercise, one can combat the condition successfully. Here is a list of food to choose and avoid in PCOS.