Top three foods to treat or prevent PCOD

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOD) is one of the most common health problems faced by women. Women with this condition have multiple cysts in their ovaries due to an overproduction of hormone called androgens.

If this health condition is not addressed, then it can lead to severe problems like diabetes, problems related to the heart, and high blood pressure. In order to prevent or treat this hormonal condition, the very first step is to change your lifestyle habits. It is also good to visit a doctor to teat PCOD. Along with all of this, it is very essential to keep an eye on what you are eating throughout the day. Following a diet filled with all the essential nutrients is one of the effective ways to overcome this issue.

In this article, let us look at top three foods to include in your diet-

Foods high in anti-inflammatory properties- Green leafy vegetables, fatty fish, strawberries, cherries, nuts, and olive oil are some foods that contain  anti-inflammatory properties. These foods play a key role in reducing the symptoms of PCOD.

Eat foods with low glycemix index- Foods that fall in this category are lean protein, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, oats and etc. You should make a habit of eating foods with low glycemix index because women with PCOD cannot digest sugar in the right way and also the insulin is used less efficiently. Switching to this diet, keeps a tab on blood sugar levels.

Know the right kind of fat- We all are very much aware of the fact that fat is equally important for maintaining a good health but you must know that it is not at all good to eat foods that are deep fried. These unhealthy fatty foods can aggravate PCOD. Some healthy fats include avocado, walnuts, fish and soybean.

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