Food really is medicine. Healers have been maintaining this for thousands of years, right back to Hippocrates and Maimonides. When it comes to PCOS, there are many foods that can exacerbate symptoms like inflammation and insulin resistance.
PCOS is characterized by symptoms like hirsutism (unwanted body hair), weight gain, lessened fertility, and missed/irregular periods, and lessened fertility. Unfortunately, a standard North American diet is rife with foods that intensify these issues.
There are 5 foods in particular that you can ditch to alleviate (and begin to reverse) your PCOS. It might seem overwhelming to consider eliminating them all, but ditching them for healthier alternatives can have a monumental impact on your health and wellbeing.
Replace Favourites with Healthier Alternatives
Many standard comfort foods are packed with ingredients that wreak havoc in PCOS. Carbs, unhealthy fats, and sugars can all contribute to the aforementioned insulin resistance and weight gain. So, which foods should we ditch in favour of healthier ingredients?
- Wheat (and flour products)
- Pre-packaged foods
- Artificial sweeteners
These are the 5 most troublesome ingredients that should be eliminated so your body can start reversing your PCOS symptoms, and healing on all levels.
To find out more about why these ingredients affect women with PCOS so much, and how they can be replaced by healthier, nourishing alternatives, read the full article on the drfionand.com site here.