Ever dealt with scalp hair loss, acne, weight gain, difficulties with fertility, increased anxiety and depression and irregular or infrequent periods? Then you might be suffering from PCOS too. According to reports, there are almost 1 million women in India, who suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and faces innumerable health issues. Then why not fight and rise?
We have curated a list of top superfoods that soothes hyperactive PCOS problems. Without further adieu, let’s dive right into the discussion.
While dessert and sugary food are not recommended to consume in PCOS, Dark chocolate can is exempted. If taken in moderation, it is always advisable to choose 60% dark, which is gentler on your stomach than the often-touted 70%+ and make sure it is free of soy lecithin, which may contribute to endocrine disruption.
Pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) provide many PCOS combating nutrients. Pumpkin seeds also contain essential fatty acids (EFAs) is essential for PCOS patients. It helps to regulate hormone function, improve skin and nails, lower insulin levels, stabilize blood sugars, and help regulate periods. One ounce contains approximately nine grams of protein.
Cinnamon is a wonderfully gifted spice that can be enjoyed on both sweet and savoury foods. The good news is that it is also great for your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is a well-known insulin sensitizer. You can sprinkle it on your coffee or add it in your pancakes. 3g of cinnamon per day is sufficient for your body. Go and Sip your cinnamon coffee now!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a magical potion for curing PCOS. It improves sensitivity to insulin. So, drinking diluted ACV before a meal reduces your blood sugar levels, as well as the amount of insulin needed to cope with the meal. It also helps to prevent sharp rises and falls in your blood sugars and insulin. Take roughly 2 tablespoons of ACV with water before meals. That’s it. Might be worth a try?
You must be aware of the benefits of aloe vera for your skin and hair. Am I right? The way it soothes your cystic acne, in the same way, it soothes your overactive insulin as well. It is an amazing superfood for curing PCOS problems. It reverses the impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance, which often go hand in hand with PCOS. Combine two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel with a cup of freshly squeezed juice of your choice. Blend together. Serve chilled with ice cubes.