The Goals of management of PCOS may be considered fewer than four categories:
- Lowering of insulin resistance levels
- Restoration of fertility
- Treatment of hirsutism or acne
- Maintenance of regular menstruation
- Prohibition of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer
Foods to include:
- If PCOS is associated with overweight or obesity, successful weight loss is the most effective method of restoring normal ovulation/menstruation,
- A low GI (glycemic index) diet, including a significant part of carbohydrates, is obtained from fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain sources, results in greater menstrual regularity as compare to a macronutrient-matched healthy diet.
- Deficiency of vitamin-D can play a vital role in the development of the metabolic syndrome, therefore treatment of such deficiency is indicated.
- Fiber-rich foods including; vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels, green and red paper, almonds, berries, winter squash, pumpkin etc.
- Foods that help to reduce inflammation may also be beneficial. They include Tomatoes, spinach, almonds, walnuts and olive oil fruits, such as blueberries and strawberries etc.
- a good multivitamin and mineral supplement containing the following Vitamins and minerals: Vitamin A, D, E, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, magnesium, iron, zinc, chromium, selenium and manganese.
Foods to avoid:
- highly processed foods
- white bread
- breakfast pastries
- sugary dessert
- anything made with white flour
- Pasta noodles
- Foods that can cause inflammation, such as French fries, margarine, and red or processed meats from your diet as well.
- Milk may increase the testosterone levels in body. As it carries a protein that disturbs normal testosterone processing in the body. If testosterone is not managed, their level just keeps rising. As testosterone levels are already vulnerable to being high, dairy just makes the problem worse