PCOS Challenge Celebrates National Nutrition Month®

The current issue of the PCOS Challenge e-zine is dedicated to nutrition in honor of National Nutrition Month® and features articles and nutrition tips from dietitian nutritionists who work with PCOS.

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Angela Grassi named one of 10 Incredible RDs Who Are Making a Difference by Today’s Dietitian!

For the past five years Today’s Dietitian has featured a Top 10 list of incredible registered dietitians that are making a difference and I am honored to have made the list this year for my work in PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)! You can read the full article about why I was chosen here.

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PCOS: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes

While PCOS in general is highly overlooked and under recognized, the condition has been largely ignored in women who are past the childbearing years. This is why I am so pleased to share an article I wrote in the February edition of Today’s Dietitian titled ‘PCOS in Aging Women: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes.’

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Benefits of Resistance Training for Women with PCOS

Many women avoid resistance or weight training, because they believe they will “bulk up” and therefore appear more masculine. Bulking-up is a true concern for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) because they already feel more masculine due to factors such as central obesity, infertility, male pattern hair growth and acne. Resistance training, as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) “is a form of physical activity that is designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a muscle or muscle group against an external resistance.” Resistance training can help you burn more calories, and is essential for managing PCOS.

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Water with Lemon, Please!

Drinking water with lemon shouldn’t be reserved for just dining in restaurants. The juice from this yellow citrus fruit offers numerous health benefits from good digestion to cancer prevention. While not proven to accelerate fat loss (that’s a myth) lemon juice is a healthy and low-calorie way to flavor drinks and food. Here are our top favorite benefits of lemon juice.

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8 Surprisingly High GI Foods

Numerous studies have shown that women with PCOS who follow a low GI diet are able to improve their fertility, lower their insulin levels and improve other metabolic markers. Here are 8 foods that you may think are low GI but their high GI values may surprise you.

 

 

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