For women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), crimini mushrooms are bursting with nutrients that help alleviate symptoms.
Crimini mushrooms are loaded with B Vitamins – particularly B2, which is essential for normal thyroid function and metabolism which can help reduce excess body weight.
They are also rich in Vitamin B3 which helps regulate blood sugar.
While mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked, we love them sauteed over pasta. Add cauliflower for added antioxidant benefits.
Beets are a great addition to a PCOS-friendly diet, because they provide anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer protections, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and help lower blood pressure.
If you have hypothyroidism caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), try eating coconut oil!
The medium-chain fatty acid in coconut oil speeds up the body’s metabolism – counteracting metabolism-slowing hypothyroidism.
Happy National Dessert Day!
Celebrate with this Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) friendly Peanut Butter Buckeyes recipe from PCOS Diva!
Ingredients:1 cup protein powder1/2 cup natural crunchy peanut butter1/2 cup honey1 tsp. vanilla1Ž2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips- 60% cacao
In a medium bowl, combine the protein powder, peanut butter, honey and vanilla, and blend with a mixer until combined. Form 1” balls and refrigerate until set. Melt chocolate in a heavy saucepan or microwave. Using a skewer, lift a ball and dip halfway in the chocolate. Place the ball on wax or parchment paper until set.
If you have PCOS, you can lighten your heavy periods by increasing your iron intake!
Heavy periods can also be a result in iron deficiency and anemia. We recommend consuming iron-rich foods such as spinach, eggs and broccoli.