What’s Your Protein-To-Carb Ratio?

Are you struggling to lose weight despite your healthy eating and exercise efforts? It could be your protein-to-carbohydrate ratio according to a study published in the American Society for Nutrition. Here’s what to know.

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PCOS And Heart Health

Regardless if you are thin or not, women with PCOS have a higher rate of cardiovascular risk factors. These risks include elevated triglyceride (TG) levels (the blood storage form of fat), blood pressure, C-reactive protein (marker of inflammation and oxidative stress), total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” type of cholesterol), and low levels of HDL (the “good” type of cholesterol that we should have high levels of). Studies show that as many as 70% of all women with PCOS have elevated levels of LDL cholesterol and low levels of HDL (1,2) both of which are strong predictors of cardiovascular disease. Whether you have abnormal cholesterol levels or not, now is the time to take measures to improve your heart and your health. The following are 5 of the best ways to help your heart.

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Fish Oil Improves Mood

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Fish oil offers numerous benefits to women with PCOS, including boosting mood.┬áThere’s no question that women with PCOS suffer from more mood disorders such as depression and anxiety than those without the syndrome. For some women, mood issues can be a result of dealing with all the problems PCOS brings: dramatic body image issues, fluctuations in blood sugar, loss of control over weight, difficulty managing the syndrome, infertility, and lack of support. Mood disorders can also be brought on by hormone imbalances. There is some good news for the millions of women who struggle with mood problems: omega-3 fatty acids, particularly the kind that come from fish, may help manage mood.

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Putting An End To Dieting

There’s a reality TV show on TLC called My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which follows Whitney Way Thore, as she fights PCOS and body shame. On the show, Whitney shares her struggles with her weight, an eating disorder, and pre-diabetes. Watching the show, we were hoping Whitney would seek the support of a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) to help her. And we couldn’t be more thrilled that she connected with Julie Duffy Dillion, an RDN who has experience in treating women with eating disorders and PCOS. In this article, Julie talks about working with Whitney, why diets don’t work for women with PCOS, and why we all need to put an end to dieting once and for all.

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The Dirtiest and Cleanest Produce of 2015

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For the past 10 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out a list of the most pesticide-laden produce in the U.S. The list ranks 48 fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of 32,000 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. In the current list, 65 per cent of the samples tested positive for pesticide residues (this is after the samples were washed). Find out which were the dirtiest and cleanest.

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Top 5 Reasons to Eat Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are a natural way to improve and preserve a healthy gut flora. Find out what fermented foods are and other health benefits to women with PCOS.

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