Polycystic ovaries syndrome is a persistent condition, which decreases the quality of life of women from all around the world.
It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycle, temporal infertility, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, and other symptoms, which you can find in this blog post.
But now let’s focus on the treatment of this health condition and how changing our diet and eating the right foods can help us to improve our health.
Let’s dive in!
How to cure PCOS?
There is no specific cure for PCOS. To get rid of this condition, you have to treat the cause for polycystic ovaries syndrome, which you can find in our dedicated article, or if it is genetically inherited, you can relieve the symptoms by making some changes in your lifestyle.
If you suffer from PCOS, there are some tips on how to improve your condition:
- Most doctors prescribe Metformin (medicine for diabetes type 2), hormonal birth control pills, and anti-androgen medicines to treat PCOS. However, all of those medicaments are very strong and have many side-effects. They are not our best recommendation because of their many pros and cons. Instead, you can overcome this health issue by adopting lifestyle changes and using alternative medicine methods.
- Start exercising. We should emphasize on the fact that physical exercises boost the cells’ sensitivity to insulin. Even if you do low-intensity workouts, yoga, stretching, or walking for 30 minutes a day, it will make a big difference for cysts formed due to insulin resistance and will prevent developing the condition. It will also help you burn calories and lose weight, which is crucial to get rid of PCOS.
- Many supplements are proven to improve PCOS. Some of them are Chromium, Cinnamon, Fish oil, Vitamin D, Folic acid (B9), Selenium, Aloe Vera, fiber. There are also some medicines, with a combination of the above mentioned supplements, which help to quickly improve your health condition in a natural way.
- Pay attention to what you eat. Adopting a new eating regime is difficult, but diet is critical for improving the PCOS condition. And if you manage to do so, you will thank yourself later. In the following section, you will find a list of good and bad foods.
Foods for PCOS
The goal is to manage your weight by improving your lifestyle. That is why the recommended foods to eat when suffering from PCOS are natural, with a low glycemic index, full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is key to avoid trans and saturated fats, sugar, starchy carbs, and alcohol.
- Leafy vegetables
- Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage
- Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion
- Sweet potatoes and pumpkin
- Fish and seafood
- Citrus fruits and berries
- Yogurt and kefir
- Nuts (except cashew)
- Olives and olive oil
- Green tea
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I do not aim to give any medical advice. The information presented in this article is based on scientific research and personal experience and aims to give information about the topic.