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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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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My Favorite Business Tools

It takes a village! Here are my favorite business tools that I use to keep the PCOS Nutrition Center running.

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The Connection Between PCOS, Eating and Mood Disorders

There is a strong link between PCOS and mood and eating disorders. So much so that the current International Evidence-Based Guidelines for PCOS recommends health care providers be screening all patients with PCOS for eating and mood disorders. Let’s explore the findings present in scientific literature to understand why screening for eating and mood disorders is recommended for all women diagnosed with PCOS and what needs to be done to better treat it.

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Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid for PCOS

It doesn’t get much attention, but alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that could offer numerous benefits to people with PCOS. Along with being an antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid is also an enzyme cofactor found to be capable of producing energy and improving glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Alpha lipoic acid has been found to play a role in activating the insulin signaling cascade. Newer research over the past several years have shown benefits of alpha lipoic acid for people with PCOS both for improving fertility and metabolic health. Here’s what to know about this mighty supplement.

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