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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Instapot Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you love your Instapot and enjoy a little spice, you’ll love this Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup! Super easy and warm on chilly days.

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PCOS and Heart Health

PCOS and heart health are frequently overlooked as the syndrome has predominately focused on fertility. Now, research shows that PCOS exists past menopause and has numerous risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The good news is these risks can be prevented. Here are 5 of the best ways to help your heart.

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PCOS and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Do you have PCOS and also suffer from high blood pressure? You aren’t alone. High blood pressure is the number one cause of stroke and a major risk factor for heart attacks. In fact, high blood pressure contributes to more deaths in men and women than any other preventable factor. But the good news is, it can easily be controlled.

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