An Apple A Day Keeps The PCOS Away!

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The cooler temperatures and the bright foliage are signals that Fall has arrived! This time of year is also about apples, making October National Apple Month. Did you know that there are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States? Apples are a delicious and healthy fruit for women with PCOS. Here are some health benefits and fun facts about this crisp PCOS friendly fruit.

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Rich in the antioxidant lycopene, along with vitamins C and A, tomatoes are a PCOS superfood. This time of year is the perfect time to enjoy tomatoes! Here’s some great health benefits of tomatoes for PCOS and easy ways to incorporate tomatoes into your end of summer meals.

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Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid for PCOS

It doesn’t get much attention, but alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that could offer numerous benefits to people with PCOS. Along with being an antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid is also an enzyme cofactor found to be capable of producing energy and improving glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Alpha lipoic acid has been found to play a role in activating the insulin signaling cascade. Newer research over the past several years have shown benefits of alpha lipoic acid for people with PCOS both for improving fertility and metabolic health. Here’s what to know about this mighty supplement.

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Dairy Free Ice Cream 3 Ways

Ice cream is a sweet and icy treat that is perfect for a hot day (or any day!). We created three dairy-free varieties of ice cream that are tasty, but packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. In these recipes we’ve used anti-inflammatory ingredients like coconut milk, avocado, and bananas and tasty additions like matcha, cocoa, and walnuts to help fight PCOS symptoms.Not only are these recipes tasty, but they’re super easy to boot! You don’t need a fancy machine or a lot of time. Within minutes you can whip together dessert for the entire family to enjoy!

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No-Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Bars

These No-Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Bars are great for a summer dessert. And you don’t have to turn the oven on to make them!

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The Relationship Between Vitamin D and COVID-19

Emerging research shows a relationship between Vitamin D levels and COVID-19. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic earlier this year and still little is known about the potential protective factors as the world waits for a cure, treatment, or vaccine. Past observational studies found independent associations between low serum levels of Vitamin D and susceptibility to acute respiratory tract infections and even Influenza. Newer research is now showing an association between low levels of Vitamin D and COVID-19. This is important for people with PCOS as vitamin D levels have been shown to be low.

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