Dietary advise for PCOD that every woman must know

Dietary advise for PCOD that every woman must know

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a health condition that affects about 1 in 5 women in the world, it is also called as PCOS. It affects levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This will lead to the growth of ovarian cysts. Polycystic ovarian syndrome can affect fertility, cardiac function, woman’s menstrual cycle, and appearance.

What causes PCOS?

The cause of the polycystic ovarian syndrome is not fully understood, but genetics is the main factor. Polycystic ovarian syndrome seems to run in families, so your chance of having it is higher if other women in your family have it or have irregular periods or diabetes. Polycystic ovarian syndrome can be passed down from either your mother’s or father’s side.

What are the symptoms?

  • Acne
  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Irregular periods
  • Weight gain and trouble losing weight
  • Fertility problems
  • Depression.

The following is a healthy polycystic ovarian syndrome food list that can be included in the daily diet in order to manage the polycystic ovarian disease in a more effective manner.

Green Leafy Vegetables

Green Leafy Vegetables

The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables to lose weight are well known, but it also helps to control Polycystic Ovary Syndrome naturally. Leafy vegetables have maximum nutrients per calories compared to other foods and also rich in calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium along with vitamins K, C, and E and most importantly essential B vitamins which play an essential role in managing the symptoms of the Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Coloured Vegetables

Coloured Vegetables

Brightly colored vegetables not only makes for an appetizing salad but also helps to control polycystic ovarian syndrome and must be included in the polycystic ovarian syndrome diet plan. Colorful vegetables are loaded with powerful antioxidants that help to neutralize the harmful effects of oxidative stress in women suffering from the polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Some of the healthiest colored vegetables include red and yellow bell peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, eggplant, etc.

Fruits

Fruits

This is the next set of healthy foods that must be included in polycystic ovarian syndrome diet recipes. Although most women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome are reluctant to include fruits in their diet because of the fructose content that causes a sudden spike in blood sugar levels and consequently insulin levels, fruits are really rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fibers so it should not be avoided entirely.

Healthy Fats

Healthy Fats

Not all fats are unhealthy and also harmful for women suffering from the polycystic ovarian syndrome. Healthy fats and essential fatty acids are indispensable for maintaining the cells and removing toxins from the body as well as promoting hormonal balance and weight management. Healthy fats also hold an important place in polycystic ovarian syndrome fertility diet. Healthy fats are found in seeds, nuts, avocado, olive oil and oily fishes like tuna and salmon.

Organic Meat

Organic Meat

Because weight gain is a major issue related to polycystic ovarian syndrome, it is an essential to include lean proteins in a polycystic ovarian syndrome weight loss diet in order to control body weight.

Meat is one of the powerful natural sources of protein. But you must opt for organic lean cuts of meat that contain fewer hormones and also pesticides and are not genetically modified.

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

Although dairy products and milk are an essential part of a balanced diet chart, they can be harmful in case of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Therefore, this healthy food also comes under the list of foods to avoid with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Consumption of milk can increase testosterone levels and a particular type of protein in milk also limits regular processing of testosterone in the body which causes the testosterone levels to keep rising without any barrier and it only makes the polycystic ovarian syndrome symptoms worse. Therefore, it is best to avoid milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and other milk products as much as possible.

Complete diet plan for PCOS

Breakfast

  • 1 boiled egg
  • 1 glass skimmed milk
  • 1 plate vegetable upma or oats daliya

Snack

  • 1 medium sized mixed fruit platter.
  • 1 small serving of carrot sticks.

Lunch

  • 1 large glass of buttermilk
  • 1 cup raw vegetable salad
  • 2 medium size chapatti
  • 1 cup dal/pulse
  • 1 cup vegetable

Snack

  • Yogurt berry parfait
  • 1 peanut butter sandwich.

Dinner

  • Baked salmon with mixed veggies
  • 1 small serving of tossed salad.
  • Same as Lunch

So, now that you have a clear idea about the polycystic ovarian syndrome foods and also diet plan to eat which are to avoid for promoting effective polycystic ovarian syndrome management and controlling weight gain issues.

 

8 thoughts on “Dietary advise for PCOD that every woman must know

  1. pavithra says:

    Hello this is pavithra i was suffering in pcod and am doing walking ,Exercise and maintain my diet plan but still now i didn’t reducing my weight loss i got depression for that could u help me how i should reduce my weight during in pcod am working girl kindly help me how should reduce my weight

    • Mukta Agrawal says:

      Hi Pavaithra, Do not worry it is possible to lose your weight even with PCOD

      Please provide us with complete details and mail us on updates@inlifehealthcare.com

      and your daily routine with timings required for the customized diet chart.

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      • Height
      • Weight
      • Medical Problems if any
      • Veg/Non-veg
      • Purpose of Diet Chart

  2. Anoopamma says:

    Hi Mukta,
    The above chart includes butter milk.. as you have mentioned its good to avoid dairy products, is butter milk an exception in that case? can we include butter milk pcos diet?

    • Mukta agrawal says:

      Hi Anoopamma, yes you can take thin buttermilk an exception because it is very low in calorie content also the milk products have lactose enzyme which is heavy to digest but buttermilk is made from curd which contains good probiotics which do help in PCOS.

  3. Anum Nadeem says:

    My Name is Anum. Recently diagnosed PCOS. i am gaining too much weight my periods are not regular and hair fall issue and i have depression issue too. Please do suggest me something.How can i get rid of this issue.

  4. Sheela says:

    I am vegetarian and my wt is 56.5. my ht is 4.11 and I am having hypo thyroid but within limits.i want to reduce by three kg

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