What Foods to Avoid for PCOS?

As a registered dietitian nutritionist at the PCOS Nutrition Center, I have heard it all when it comes to foods to avoid for PCOS. You have probably heard your fair share of them as well on social media. This saddens me. One of the main reasons I became an RDN is because I saw the good in food. Food has the power to keep us healthy. Food can help heal PCOS. Food is meant to be enjoyed, not feared. Here’s how food can help PCOS.

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Good for PCOS?

Do you have PCOS and rely on artificial sweeteners to sweeten your food and beverages instead of caloric sweeteners? Maybe you heard too much sugar isn’t great for people with PCOS (or anyone) and find using low calorie sweeteners as an alternative.  While artificial sweeteners have been shown to be ‘Generally Recognized as Safe,’ or GRAS, in moderation, the safety use of low-calorie sweeteners has been controversial as more research has come out about the negative impact on health. New research has shown artificial sweeteners are not as great as once thought and can actually be harmful. Here are just a few reasons why artificial sweeteners may not be great for people with PCOS and what you can use instead.

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Health benefits of probiotics for PCOS

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Wondering if you should take a probiotic for PCOS? Here’s what to know about the benefits of probiotics and how they can help PCOS.

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Best Beverages for PCOS

Tired of drinking plain old water? Here’s our picks for the best beverages to drink if you have PCOS.

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PCOS and ADHD: An Increased Risk in Children?

Emerging research has shown a link between PCOS and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) in children. This article reviews the research findings and discusses possible causes.

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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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