What Exercise is Best for PCOS: Cardio vs Weight Training?

Cardio and weight training are two popular forms of exercise. Many women want to know if they should follow cardio only workouts or weight training for PCOS. I frequently get a sked questions like “If I lift weights, won’t I get bulky?”, “My goal is to lose weight, so isn’t cardio best?” In this post, you will find out whether cardio or weight training is best for PCOS. We will first look at the differences between these exercises, the benefits for PCOS and which you should favour as your PCOS exercise. So, if you want to learn the truth about these popular forms of exercise and finally find a workout you can stick to, keep reading. The answer may surprise you!

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1 in 4 Women Living with Type 1 Diabetes has PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is possibly the most frequent undiagnosed comorbidity found in type 1 diabetes (T1D). PCOS affects 1 in 10 women but it’s roughly 2.5 times higher in the type 1 diabetic population. PCOS is estimated to affect 19-41% of reproductive age women living with T1D.Here’s what you need to know.

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What to Know about CBD for PCOS

Chances are, if you haven’t tried CBD, you’ve heard about it and seen it. CBD can be found in various products such as gummies, oils, topicals, bath bombs, pet treats, skincare, edibles, and honey. You can find CBD products at multiple locations, even at your local grocery store.So,can CBD help with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?  Here’s what to know about taking CBD for PCOS.

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Falafel Peanut Quinoa Salad

Falafel Peanut Quinoa Salad. Quinoa, (pronounced KEEN-wa), is the powerhouse of grains and has quickly risen in popularity due to its excellent nutrition profile, texture and ease of use.Quinoa seeds are small, flat and rounded, similar to that of sesame seeds. It has a nutty taste with a soft, crunchy texture. Quinoa provides all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein, and has approximately twice the protein as regular grains. Rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, fiber and calcium, this food is relatively high in unsaturated fat. Quinoa is technically not a grain but a fruit and is a great alternative to couscous or rice.

 

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Health Benefits of Chocolate for PCOS

Here’s some sweet news: Chocolate is good for you, especially if you have PCOS. Women with PCOS have been shown to have higher cravings for sweets. In fact, chocolate was the most frequently craved food item reported among women with high androgens and menstrual disturbances. What’s unique about chocolate is that it’s rich in flavanols, which provide numerous health benefits to those with PCOS. Flavanols are a group of antioxidant molecules that occur naturally in foods like tea, fruits, vegetables and chocolate. Chocolate also contains a rich supply of minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, and calcium which have been shown to be low in women with PCOS. Here’s what to know about chocolate and its health benefits for PCOS.

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4 PCOS Supplements to Lower Cholesterol

It’s not unusual for people with PCOS to have high cholesterol. Dyslipidemia (low HDL or “good” cholesterol, high LDL “bad” cholesterol and high triglycerides) have been shown to affect up to 70% of women with PCOS. The good news: cholesterol levels can be reversed with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.Over the past decade, emerging science has investigated how nutritional supplements used in the PCOS population can help lower cholesterol levels. Here are four of the most highly researched PCOS supplements shown to lower cholesterol

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