PCOD or PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Disorder) affects 1 in 10 women, especially during their childbearing age.
In this disorder, hormones are unbalanced which leads to body issues ovarian cysts, irregular periods, weight gain, thinning of hair, acne and even infertility.
And nearly 50% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese.
If women have any of these problems then they must consult a doctor as many major health complications like heart disease or diabetes arises with this disorder.
But women who are reading this should not fret as I have mentioned before this is just another disorder which can be cured.
Apart from medication, research shows that the problem can be tackled by some dietary changes.
Below are some foodstuffs that women should include in your diet to prevent and control PCOS.
1.. Include foods which are loaded with Vitamin D and Vitamin B (myoinositol)
As per studies, myo-inosital- Vitamin B, help to regularize insulin problem. So you include fresh fruits, beans, grains, eggs, cheese and nuts which are rich in this vitamin B and D.
2… Have a balance of carbs and proteins and also include fiber rich foods and Low glycemic foods
Add fruits, green veggies, beans, legumes, whole grains, fish, lean meats, nuts, and seeds should be eaten daily as they are loaded with fiber and protein.
3… Limit salt and sugar intake
Try and minimize the usage of salt. You can season your meals with herbs, spices, and vinegar.
4… Drink enough water or fluids
Drinking enough water will help to combat the issue of water retention. Apart from water, you can also consider green tea and fresh juices.
Food you should avoid if you are suffering from PCOS
- Dairy based foods
- Processed or Gluten based foods
- Sugar based foods
- Soy products
- Bad or saturated fats
Apart from the dietary changes, one should also focus on
- Weight loss of 5-10% if overweight
- Should consider eating frequent meals to control blood sugar level and at least
- One should manage stress levels
- Daily few minutes of moderate physical activity is a must.
This seems daunting but you don’t have to worry much, simply follow this along with the treatments given by your doctor.