FOODS TO AVOID IN YOUR PCOS DIET

There are few foods that you would want to completely omit from your PCOS diet plan for weight loss to prevent flare-ups of symptoms and achieve better results with your PCOD diet.

  1. DAIRY PRODUCTS

You need to avoid dairy products in your  PCOS  diet as it contain  insulin like growth factors (IGF) which adds on to the existing insulin resistance and aggravating the hormonal imbalance.

  1. SOY PROTEINS

Soy protein needs to be avoided as the delay ovulation complicating the matters for a woman with PCOS.  It is advised that you consult a nutritionist to plan out your PCOS diet and add healthier sources of protein.

  1. COFFEE

You need to restrict if not completely avoid the coffee.  Caffeine containing coffee found to increase the levels of a hormone called estradiolEstradiol is a type of estrogen hormone which affects ovulation and menstrual cycle.

  1. ALCOHOL

Alcohol needs to be eliminated completely if you have PCOS or not because it has been found that alcohol increases the chances of developing PCOS in women by 50%. This can be attributed to the fact that liver is unable to remove estrogen from the body as it is busy removing alcohol leading to severe hormonal imbalances.  Further alcohol increases weight, raises blood sugar levels and adds to the insulin resistance already present in women with PCOS.

Nutrition and a good diet are two pillars on which treatment outcomes of PCOS depend.  A well balanced diet plan for PCOS can help you lose weight, correct hormonal imbalances and improve fertility. Be sure to contact a nutritionist or get expert help to achieve greater success and improved results.

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