Artificial Sweeteners and Health Risks 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.

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Why Weight Watchers Is Not The Best Diet for PCOS

Oprah has been doing it (and profiting well) from Weight Watchers for over a year now but it doesn’t mean WW is the best diet for people with PCOS to follow. Here’s why

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7 Benefits of Omega-3 Fats for PCOS

Omega 3 fats are effective at improving many aspects of PCOS including triglycerides and mood, and help to support a healthy pregnancy. New research shows omega-3 fats can even boost fertility in those with PCOS. Here’s what to know about omega-3 fats.

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Coffee: The New PCOS Superfood

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While many of us reach for a cup of Joe to get us going in the morning or to power through our afternoon, there may be another benefit for women with PCOS to continue their coffee habit: long-term coffee consumption has been routinely associated with both improved glucose tolerance and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in numerous studies and across a wide variety of populations. Guest blogger Laura Nitowski shows us the health benefits of coffee and why this popular beverage is the new PCOS Superfood.

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Make at Home Grain Bowls

Grain bowls are yummy way to get in a variety of antioxidants, and provides a satisfying meal. Many people think they need to “cut carbs” in order to reach their nutrition goals and may be afraid of these dishes. Carbs don’t have to be scary! Whole grains can help fight inflammation, improve digestion, decrease inflammation, and even balance blood sugar. Here are some tips on how to make one of these hearty meals at home!

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What to look for in a nutrition supplement 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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