Diploma In Dietetics, Health & Nutrition (DDHN), ISSA - Sports Nutritionist, Diabetic counselor
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Skin of the fruit makes a difference in increasing your blood sugar level.
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Fruits that we consume along with the skin such as peach, apple, berries, etc take more time to get digested. This in turn slows down the rise of blood sugar level. On the other hand fruits that are consumed without the skin such as watermelon, pineapple, custard apple, etc have a higher glycemic index as they take lesser time to get digested and also work on the blood sugar level faster.
One can avoid the occurrence of PCOS by preventing a vitamin D deficiency in the body.
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Research conducted on women suffering from PCOS have seen that 67%-85% of them also suffered from vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D apart from strengthening bones also plays an important role in the various stages of reproduction such as development of the ovarian follicle and luteinization and also in the homeostasis of glucose. Hence it is very important for women to include food items rich in vitamin D such as fatty fish, egg yolk, cheese, orange juice and others to keep PCOS and a string of other ailments at bay.
Which of the following is bad for lowering lipid profile?
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Consumption of concentrated sugar increases the triglyceride levels in the body thereby worsening your lipid profile scenario. On the other hand, Lycopene, Quercetin, and Ellagic acid helps in lowering the levels of lipid profile and is extremely advantageous to those suffering from PCOS. Pomegranate is a common source of these three beneficial compounds and should be included in ones regular diet.
Which of the following fruits/vegetables should be avoided by women with PCOS?
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Women who suffer from PCOS have a high chance of developing insulin resistance which increases their blood sugar level. Hence food that is high in fiber like Broccoli and Sweet potato are extremely good for fighting this condition. Potato on the other hand aggravates the condition and causes inflammation as it is a simple carbohydrate.
Cinnamon increases menstrual bleeding.
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Cinnamon works like a miracle in reducing heavy menstrual flow. Heavy bleeding is a common problem associated with endometriosis and PCOS. Traditionally it was also used in treating hemorrhage caused during childbirth and other injuries related to child birth.