Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, and many have trouble maintaining a healthy weight. Knowing the right types of foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel and may help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight (or losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight) can improve PCOS symptoms.
So what exactly should you eat and avoid if you have PCOS?
Insulin-spiking foods: Cookies, Cakes, and Candy
Sugary beverages: Soda, fruit juice, bottled smoothies, cold-pressed juices.
Dairy Products: Artificial or heavily processed cheeses, Yogurts with added sugar
Alcohol: Cocktails Or wine.
Carbohydrates: white bread, white rice, pasta, pizza dough, regular pasta, and baked goods
Inflammatory foods: Hot dogs, sausages, pepperoni, fried chicken and corn dogs.
Coffee and other caffeinated drinks.
Potatoes, corn and tortilla chips.
Excess red meat, steaks, hamburgers, and pork.
Cooking oils: canola, sunflower, and vegetable oils