The causes of PCOS are uncertain, but conditions begin with poor eating and sedentary lifestyle habits that can cause insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance in the body. A healthy lifestyle and correct diagnosis by the doctor should be the first priority of treatment for PCOS management. Proper nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep and supplements can be a monument to your health and management of PCOS.
Tips for managing PCOS in a natural way. Tips For Managing PCOS In A Natural Way
1. Switch to Whole Foods
Foods that can be eaten in its raw and original form are free of artificial preservatives, flavor enhancers and other processes. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes are whole foods that you should include in your diet. Whole food suits your endocrine system and can better control your blood sugar level.
Also, maintain your protein and carb intake. Both nutrients are very important to manage your troubled hormones. Adequate protein in your daily diet helps insulin management, helps in blood sugar, improves metabolism and weight loss process.
Include ingredients such as chicken, fish, eggs and meat or vegetarian alternatives such as legumes, lentils, whole grains and nuts. In addition to protein, carbohydrates also play an important role, but the intake of the right class of carbs is important. Oats, quinoa, whole grains and brown rice have a glycemic index and high fiber content.
2. Increase Your Micronutrients
Fruits, vegetables and food such as legumes, eggs, meat and whole grains are full of essential vitamins and minerals. These micronutrients are essential for a healthy body and key metabolic processes and hormonal balance. If there is any deficiency then you can also opt for health supplements.
Whole spices like cinnamon, turmeric, basil leaves have many medicinal properties. For better PCOS management, it can be beneficial to include it in your diet.
4. Stay active
The human body is made to practice certain physical functions. Today’s stressful lifestyle and over-dependence on gadgets have disrupted the level of physical activity throughout the day. It is important for us to put some effort into physical activity and burn calories so that hormonal balance is maintained.
Women suffering from PCOS should do some kind of exercise for at least 5 days a week for 40-60 minutes every week. Any form of exercise or sport that engages your body as a unit is good and helpful. Weight training or strength training has helped many women manage PCOS because they involve many muscles and can be modified to the best of your ability.
(Deeksha Chhabra is a fitness trainer and sports nutritionist from Delhi)
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