PCOS – Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome
The most prevalent problem among girls and for women who are expecting.
This generally occurs for females between age group 18 and 44, it is the endocrine disorder in premenopausal women. Since, several fluid-filled sacs called follicles develop in the ovaries in the form cysts, hence named as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
General symptoms for a women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome struggle are infrequent menstrual periods, Obesity, Acne, and Excess Hair Growth.
Basic guidelines of Nutritional Management therapy in PCOS:
Key factors that work with PCOS/D is an approach towards “LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION” which mainly includes physical activity and high protein fibre diet plans.
Dietary modifications recommended are:
- Balance your daily protein with Low GI Carbohydrates i.e include cereals and pulses like oats, muesli, soya, legumes and sprouted pulses which keep your energy unto mark and has good amount of fibre and B vitamin.
- Consume foods rich in fiber especially green leafy vegetables as well others in cooked or raw form at least 4 to 5 portions and fresh fruits in whole form at least 3 to 4 portions. They are rich in calcium, iron, potassium, these foods are important for managing polycystic ovarian syndrome. Particularly, B vitamins like B2, B3, B5, and B6 are best for fat metabolism and maintains proper hormonal balance; hence managing weight issues too.
- Ingest Healthy Essential Fatty Acid like flax seed, walnuts, almonds, fish (grilled or tandoor) theses are rich in omega fatty acids act as antioxidants.
- Include at least 3 to 4 litres water per day along with 30 mins workout of lower portion of body. Avoid any form of stress as it causes hormonal imbalance. So be calm.