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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Why People with PCOS Shouldn’t Fear Food

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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8 Surprisingly High GI Foods for PCOS

Numerous studies have shown that people 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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What to look for in nutrition supplements for PCOS

Interested in nutrition supplements to help manage your PCOS? Perhaps you are already taking some now or have in the past. You aren’t alone. In an international poll of over 1,300 women with PCOS, 99% reported wanting an alternative treatment to oral contraceptives to help improve their PCOS. But what you may not know is that not all nutrition supplements are created equal. Some supplements for PCOS may even harmful. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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Resveratrol for PCOS

Resveratrol, a component of red wine and grapes, has been shown to offer numerous health benefits in helping to improve both metabolic and reproductive aspects in women with PCOS.

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