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5 Best Foods To Take In PCOD

Diet is an essential and effective part to treat PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease). Your food type decides the right amount of energy for your body along with your activity level. Your food also plays a major role in determining whether you get relief with the food or your symptoms get worse. In reality, there are no prohibited foods and magic foods that can help to treat PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease).

1.           Leafy vegetables

You should include leafy vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, kale, collard, etc. to your plate. They are rich in calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals. These vegetables are fiber-rich and low in calories which means that they can fill your stomach without adding weight.

Sometimes these are consumed as raw, as cooking destroys vitamin C, but other vitamins stay with the cooking method. You can try spinach sautéed with a little amount of olive oil and garlic, top it up with the lemon juice, and a pinch of black pepper. Kale cooked in a flavourful broth is a nourishing and comforting meal.

2.           Fish

PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) diet includes more protein over simple carbs. Different fish types provide different health benefits, so it is advisable for you to add variety to your diet. Fishes like cod have low-fat value but they are protein-rich food and that helps you to keep full and satisfied. On the other hand, fishes like salmon and mackerel omega 3 rich food. Their anti-inflammatory nature is considered as a good part of the meal to fight with PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease).

It is easy to prepare simple meals with fish. Sardines are one of the healthiest fishes, these can be mashed, grilled or toasted with a bit of lemon juice or hot sauce. It is refreshing when it is eaten steamed or chilled.

3.           Bright colored vegetables

Nutrition experts recommend eating colorful vegetables to get complete access to vitamins and antioxidants. Think green beans, orange carrots, red peppers, and yellow squash. There is no need to include all colors in each of your meals. You can either include them throughout a day or in a whole week, which means that you are taking all of the nutrients.

If you are starting to expand the variety of colorful vegetables you eat, then always remember that it may take you some time to getting used to. One of the best ways to include new vegetables in your diet is to roast them or just toss these vegetables with olive oil with a little seasoning of salt and pepper and bake. Once they are brown at the bottom, considered these as done. Roasting a vegetable brings out the sweetness.

4.           Nuts and seeds

Almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc. are rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and other valuable nutrients. They are helpful in neutralizing the effects of high glycemic index food, when they are eaten along with high glycemic food and maintains the blood sugar level even. Keep a check on the nuts and seeds when you make them a part of your snack or a meal, as they are high on calories too.

5.           Fruits and berries

PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) can make you crave for sweets and fats. When you crave for such things, then satisfy your cravings with naturally sweet fruits and berries. Fruits are rich in fiber which can make you feel full and berries can help you fight with inflammation. Also, most of the fruits and berries are easy to carry because of their shapes and sizes, they are the perfect grab and go snacks.

Are you suffering from PCOD? Get in touch with us. We can help you to fight the symptoms and make your life balanced.

Author: Dr. Chetna Jain

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