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How to Treat PCOD with Diet
You will typically have abruptly elevated insulin levels if you have PCOD. Your pancreas produces this hormone. It enables the body's cells to use glucose (sugar) as a source of energy Blood sugar levels may increase if you don't create enough insulin. Additionally, if you have insulin resistance, it might happen.
Your body may attempt to maintain normal blood sugar levels by manufacturing more insulin as a result of insulin resistance. Extremely high insulin levels may increase the ovaries' synthesis of androgens like testosterone.
A BMI above the recommended range may also lead to insulin resistance, which makes it more difficult to lose weight. Women with PCOD typically experience this problem. Controlling insulin resistance can be more difficult if you eat a lot of refined carbohydrates, such as foods with a lot of sugar or starch. Therefore, changing one's diet can benefit PCOD
Changes in lifestyle can also help PCOD. This includes engaging in regular physical activity levels sufficient to reduce insulin resistance, particularly when combined with moderate ingestion of harmful carbohydrates. Losing weight can enhance your ovulation. Stress-relieving techniques like yoga and meditation can help with PCOD-related stress.
We advise the following three diets to aid with PCOD symptoms:
1. A diet low in inflammation
Extra virgin olive oil, leafy greens, fatty salmon, and berries are anti-inflammatory foods that can lessen inflammation-related symptoms including weariness.
2. A diet with a low glycemic index
A low GI causes gradual digestion. In other words, low GI foods, such as some types of carbohydrates, limit the rapid or significant rise in insulin levels more than other foods. These foods include whole grains, starchy vegetables, starchy fruits, low-carb unprocessed foods, seeds, nuts, and legumes.
3. DASH diet
This diet is one that we frequently advocate for lowering the risk of heart disease. It may also aid in enhancing PCOD symptoms. With the exception of foods high in sugar or saturated fat, this diet is very high in low-fat dairy products, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, poultry, and fish.