5 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diet Foods You're Not Eating!
Banish PCOS Diet Boredom
Sticking to a PCOS diet doesn't have to be bland and
boring. There are literally thousands of foods to choose
from that taste great and can help you to ease your PCOS.
Here are a few unique foods that you can try...
You've probably heard of the benefits of fish oil. Well, krill
oil is a lot like fish oil, only with a few differences. Krill is a
shrimp-like crustacean that is higher in omega-3 fatty acids
than fish oil.
It's also better absorbed, has more antioxidants
(astaxanthan), and less toxins than fish oil. The biggest
benefit of krill oil for PCOS is that it can decrease HDL
cholesterol. Women with PCOS are at risk for heart
problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Quinoa (pronounced: keen-wah) is an ancient South
American seed. It is related to the spinach family. Crunchy,
fluffy quinoa is high in protein.
It's a bit like rice. However, it doesn't spike blood sugar
like rice. With PCOS, quinoa helps to decrease insulin
resistance and prevents high blood pressure.
Quinoa is high in fiber and gluten-free. You can eat it in
warm or cold dishes in place of rice.
Fermented foods are great for anyone with PCOS. They
add “good” live bacteria to the digestive tract. Kombucha
is a fermented tea with a mildly sweet and vinegary bite.
It contains a bit of alcohol. Though not enough to make
you tipsy. Women with PCOS have higher rates of irritable
bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders than the
general population. You can brew kombucha at home or
you can buy it at any specialty store.
Little chia seeds hail from Latin America. They contain the
highest levels of essential fatty acids of any vegetable.
Chia seeds decrease inflammation, have calcium, fiber, and
protein. Chia seeds turn into a gel when mixed in liquids.
The seeds aid in constipation, digestive problems, and
promote hormonal balance.
Chia seeds are best used to thicken soups and can be
sprinkled on salads.
Never heard of pea protein? You're not alone. Crushed
yellow peas are great as a vegan/vegetarian source of
highly bioavailable protein.
About ¼ cup of pea protein contains roughly 24 grams of
protein. Eating pea protein will help you curb hunger and
keep PCOS weight gain in check.
Pea protein also regulates blood sugar and lowers
cholesterol levels. Use it in baking in place of white flour.
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