PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a very common issue most of us women deal with in today’s time. 

PCOS is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts that form in the ovaries.

Studies show, there is absolutely nothing that can cure PCOS but a change in your lifestyle can make a huge amount of difference! 

Here is an expert, Dr. Siddhanth Bhargava giving an easy guide to how we can have a major change in our lifestyle to prevent PCOS! 

‘Nothing cures PCOD, but lifestyle changes can 100% make sure it does not get in the way of your life. Follow these steps and I know you'll get there! 🤗

P.S. Always consult your doctor about any changes to your routine, diet, etc. These are the most basic ways to combat what your body may be going through, but nobody knows your diagnosis better than your Doc! #DrSidSays

#DrSiddhanthBhargava #DrSiddhanth #PCOD #PCOS #BeatPCOS #LifestyleChanges’

Cut Out Processed Foods And Sugar From Your Diet 

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It's essential to avoid high sugar foods with PCOS. Eating fewer sugar results in lower blood glucose levels. This decreases insulin levels and reduces male hormone levels.

Add carbohydrates that have a low glycemic index like sweet potato and whole grains. 

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Eat More Protein 

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Healthy, high-protein foods include eggs, nuts, dairy, meat, and seafood. Summary Higher protein intake may boost weight loss, especially for women with PCOS. 

Try adding healthy, high-protein items like eggs, nuts, and seafood to your diet. Increase your metabolic rate and make your body a calorie-burning machine.

Cut Out Junk Food 

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Choose healthy food over junk. ‘They are rich in saturated or hydrogenated fats These unhealthy fats can increase estrogen production, which can make your PCOS symptoms worse.’ as quoted by Times Of India. 

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Exercise For At Least 1 Hour 5 Times A Week

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Moderate exercises like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming are all great activities that can help with PCOS. This type of exercise increases your body's sensitivity to insulin, which reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Exercise to improve your PCOS doesn't have to take hours a week. Studies have found exercise sessions ranging from 30 minutes a day, three times a week, to three total hours per week improved metabolic and reproductive symptoms associated with PCOS.

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