Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder most common in women of child-bearing age. This condition, during which ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, may affect a woman's ability to have a child. Androgens, commonly called male sex hormones, are usually present in women in small amounts, but those with PCOS have a higher levels of this hormone. A woman can develop this condition if her mother or sister also has it, or if her body produces too much insulin. Health experts say a better way to treat this condition is to eat better and lose weight if you're overweight. Losing even 5-10 percent of overall weight can make a woman feel better and help with her medication.
Clinical nutritionist Lovneet Batra has shared some food tips to improve this condition. She says fueling up on well-planned meals and snacks throughout the day may help you avoid overeating due to extreme hunger or low blood sugar. She recommends some PCOS-friendly foods to regulate sugar levels. They are:
1. Amaranth Flour
The gluten-free, protein-rich flour is rich in manganese, which helps regulate sugar levels. Since PCOS may lead to constipation, this flour can help avoid it because it is a good source of dietary fibre and its starch binds water.
2. Millet Muesli
Millets have tryptophan, an amino acid, which helps in maintaining healthy body weight by lowering the appetite. It is – again – high in fibre and B-complex vitamins. It also contains complex carbohydrates with a low...
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