Can certain foods really help with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)? That’s a good question that I am sure many women want the answer to. The Nutrition Guide to Fighting PCOS has presented an article that lists 15 “Superfoods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that fight PCOS” What are these “superfoods” that can help fight PCOS?
There are four “superfoods” that are suggested for fighting insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is something that is associated with PCOS and finding a balance with glucose levels and hormones can be tricky. Romaine lettuce, barley, cinnamon, and salmon are stated to have a positive effect on insulin resistance. Romaine lettuce contains chromium that helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. Barley has a low GI (Glycemic Index) rating; it breaks down slower creating a small, slow spike in insulin and blood glucose levels. The Hydroxychalcone in cinnamon is thought to enhance the effect of insulin in the body and cinnamon is also great for reducing food cravings and stabilizing blood sugar levels. Salmon provides the body with vitamins B3 and B6, both of these help maintain blood sugar levels, hormonal balance and fertility.
Women who suffer from PCOS are more likely to suffer from being overweight. There are three “superfoods” suggested for aiding in weight loss. Tuna, chicken breast, and turnip greens are recommended for weight loss due to the high amounts of vitamins, protein and calcium found in them. The calcium found in turnip greens is easier for the body to absorb due to the oxalic acid that is found in them as well as many other greens.
Broccoli, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds are great for fighting PCOS. They provide the body with vitamins and nutrients that are needed and help decrease the risk of PCOS symptoms. Crimini mushrooms also provide a punch when it comes to the nutrients and vitamins; the B2 found in them is essential for thyroid and metabolism functions.
When dealing with PCOS some of the symptoms are problems with egg maturation and follicle development as well as high levels of testosterone, acne and hair loss/growth. Calcium is an important part to egg maturation and follicle development inside a women’s body, it is suggested that eating kale leafs will help in the process of getting enough calcium to produce healthy mature eggs. The glycyrrhizin in licorice root is known to reduce the free floating testosterone, by reducing the free floating testosterone it is also helping with acne problems and hair loss/growth that is accompanied with PCOS.
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