Proper Diet for Women with PCOS
23 November 2022 13:19 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Diet or daily food is very important for managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS. The reason is diet can help maintain the body's hormonal system. Meanwhile, PCOS occurs due to a hormonal imbalance that causes the ovum or egg cells in women not to develop normally.
Women with PCOS have multiple cysts on their ovaries which can be caused by the overproduction of androgens. Symptoms include acne, excess hair, hair loss, pain, and mood swings among many other symptoms. PCOS in the long term can affect the heart, causing diabetes and high blood pressure.
According to the information from the Hindustan Times, nutritionist Palak Midha said that diet is very important in the treatment of PCOS. "Knowing what foods to eat and what foods to avoid can elevate mood and help relieve PCOS symptoms. Women with PCOS can find comfort and relief from their symptoms by paying greater attention to what they eat because diet helps maintain hormonal systems. body," she said.
Here are some of the things that can be added to the daily diet to help reduce PCOS symptoms:
1. Low-carb diet, rich in good fats
Consume nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds, and flaxseeds as they have the right balance of fats and lower testosterone levels and regulate female hormones. Also, consume high-quality fats such as butter, refined oils, nuts, seeds and avocados to help the brain properly control hormonal activity.
Foods that contain essential and non-essential amino acids help produce hormones. Eggs, poultry, lentils, beans, seeds, and plant-based proteins are some examples.
3. Foods rich in vitamin D
Consume meals that contain vitamin D such as salmon, mushrooms, eggs, milk and yoghurt. In addition, vitamin D can be obtained by sunbathing.
4. Following a diabetic diet
Insulin resistance is a symptom of PCOD/PCOS in females. Therefore, women who are having PCOS should follow a diabetic diet. Eat foods high in fibre and low in processed foods and carbohydrates, such as whole wheat, whole grains, and brown rice.
5. Green vegetables
Green vegetables like spinach contain phytochemicals, vitamins and antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects and help treat acne that may be caused by PCOS. In addition, these vegetables contain a lot of water and are rich in fibre, which slows down the absorption of sugar and helps keep blood sugar stable for a longer time.
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