PCOS Care | A person with PCOS needs to follow a diet to help manage their disorder.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder affecting 2-3 out of 10 women. Women affected by PCOS face many problems including irregular periods, easy infertility, weight gain, diabetes, heart diseases, depression and hair loss.
A person with PCOS needs to follow a diet to help manage their disorder. But with so much PCOS-related stuff floating around the internet, it’s confusing as to what should and shouldn’t really be included in the diet. Many people are confused by the information that people with PCOS should not include fruits in their diet. But this is wrong, says celebrity nutritionist Martha McKittrick. In her latest Instagram post, she claims that fruits have many health benefits for PCOS.
Experts believe that berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries help greatly in managing PCOS. Meanwhile, Martha mentioned berries on her Instagram. Berries are said to be full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Berries, especially when fresh, are said to offer great health benefits. including insulin resistance, inflammation, and gut health. Do PCOS sufferers crave sweets?! He says try the natural candy, Berries. Berries are high in fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar into the blood and reuces the release of insulin after a meal, helping to improve insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance is also a major factor in most people with PCOS.
In the case of PCOS, chronic inflammation can lead to ovulation problems. Antioxidants, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and calcium in berries protect the body from free radicals and fight inflammation.
He noted that nutrition and lifestyle play an important role in improving insulin resistance. Many women with PCOS have an overactive gut microbiota (too much bad bacteria). It can trigger PCOS. The soluble fiber in berries feeds the good bacteria in the colon and improves the bacterial balance in the gut, says expert Martha.