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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Treatment: Diet

Overview

As is similar for the treatment of Diabetes, keeping a healthy diet is extremely important for treating both the symptoms and underlying cause(s) of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Among specific diets, the following are general food rules to follow.

Eat:

• Low glycemic load carbohydrates – green, leafy vegetables, whole grains and oats, legumes, and fresh fruit

• Lean proteins – soy (if tolerable), wild-caught fish and poultry

• Healthy fats – nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, and flax oil

Treatments

Effect of Essential Fatty Acids on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Fish oil, rich in omega-3s, is sometimes used as a treatment for PCOS Flax seeds are also rich in omega-3s.

Read more about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fish Oil.

Effect of South Beach Diet on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

This can be specifically helpful for the treatment of PCOS because refined carbohydrates can exacerbate the symptoms of insulin resistance.

Read more about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and South Beach Diet.

Diet recommendations for PCOS include:

• Low glycemic load carbohydrates – green, leafy vegetables, whole grains and oats, legumes, and fresh fruit • Lean proteins – soy (if tolerable), wild-caught fish and poultry • Healthy fats – nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, and flax oil

Doctors sometimes recommend the Zone Diet or the South Beach diet, which both encourage high vegetable and fiver consumption with health fats and proteins, while discouraging refined carbohydrates.

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