Can You Cure PCOS By Changing Your Diet?

Can You Cure PCOS By Changing Your Diet?

What Is PCOS?

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is a very common female health disorder that affects the endocrine system. PCOS is one of the most complex health issues of our time. It affects so many different body parts and body processes, and can really hurt a woman’s fertility.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Doctors are not even sure of what causes PCOS entirely. It not only affects fertility, but many other health processes as well. However, there is now talk that the damaging effects of PCOS can be reduced through diet. Read on to find out more.

A Fertility Diet

Experts say that you can learn to eat a fertility diet and reduce the damaging symptoms of PCOS. Many doctors and other experts believe that the biggest problem with PCOS comes from the high insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance increases the body’s insulin levels and therefore makes it harder to conceive because it delays ovulation and also can prevent the egg from maturing properly. Insulin resistance makes a woman 4-5 times more likely to have a miscarriage, and also is a huge red flag for the beginning of Type 2 Diabetes.

What To Eat

So, what should you eat if you have PCOS and are trying to reduce the damage? Doctors say that balancing your intake of protein and your intake of carbohydrates can help your body to balance things out. Make sure to watch the type of carbohydrates that you are eating as well.

Whole grains are what you want, including whole wheat bread, wheat flour, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta. You also want to make sure to eat foods that are low on the glycemic index. These foods break down slowly in the body, which will help to balance out insulin levels. These foods include things like vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed foods, and anything high in fiber.

Other Things TO Remember

Other things to remember include eating five small meals a day instead of three larger meals. By eating smaller meals, the body will not go into fasting mode. It is also important to make sure that you get enough exercise.

Exercise will help to increase your metabolism, and to improve your insulin sensitivity. Cutting out caffeine can also help to increase estrogen levels. There are also herbs and supplements that can help to regulate your insulin levels again. If you have additional questions about how to improve your diet to help your PCOS, just ask your doctor.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).