Healthy Eating With PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
Plant-based eating can offer several benefits for individuals with PCOS.
While more research is needed to fully understand the effects of a plant-based diet on PCOS specifically, adopting a plant-based eating pattern can contribute to overall health improvements, which may help manage PCOS symptoms. Some potential benefits of following a plant-based diet in treatment of PCOS include the following:
PCOS – POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. In fact, PCOS is the most common endocrine condition in women of reproductive age. It is characterized by a combination of symptoms, including irregular menstrual periods, excess androgen (male hormone) levels, and enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid (follicles), located in each ovary as seen during an ultrasound exam.
PCOS is associated with long term metabolic and psychological conditions such as diabetes, depression, and CVD (cardiovascular disease). It is a chronic condition with potential long lasting effects on a woman’s life.