Once you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), certain lifestyle changes like diet and exercise will be prescribed as part of the treatment plan. It is necessary to take the diet part seriously as the food we eat can serve as a medicine to treat certain ailments, they can also be poison and/or even worsen a health condition.
Food is the raw material needed by the body to perform its functions properly. PCOS is a hormonal disorder and there are foods that can restore or throw off the balance of your hormones.
We will be discussing breakfast, those foods a PCOS patient can have in the morning that will help manage PCOS too. Simply add the food that will be listed on this page to your cart when next you go for grocery shopping. Keep reading.
You can have eggs as breakfast and prepare them you like.
You can choose Omelets because you can add veggies like spinach, peppers, onions, broccoli, etc. You can also add cheese and different types of protein, or boiled, scrambled, and fried.
microwaved egg breakfast
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. thinly sliced baby spinach
- Sliced tomatoes
- ½ cup strawberries, to serve
Add egg, water, and spinach together in a cup and beat until blended. Microwave until egg is almost set and top with tomatoes. you can then serve with strawberries.
This breakfast is a rich source of Niacin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese, and it is mildly anti-inflammatory.
2) Garden Egg sauce and unripe plantain
Garden egg sauce is made from Garden egg, onions, pepper, and seasoning. it contains so much fiber to help digestion. It also helps in weight loss. The unripe plantain is great in lowering blood sugar, improving blood flow, improving bowel movement, and a lot more.
They are quick and easy to prepare breakfast. You can combine any fruit and veggies, it all depends on the taste you prefer and your creativity. Be sure to select more low-sugar fruits.
Pineapple Citrus Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 orange, peeled and quartered
- Juice of one lime
- 1 tbsp. ginger
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. turmeric
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup water
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
The smoothie is strongly anti-inflammatory, a rich source of Vitamin C and manganese, low in cholesterol and sodium.
Also Read: Top Nigerian Smoothie for PCOS
Ensure you are using the old-fashioned kind and not the instant. Add in your protein and healthy fats like nut butter or milk. It will be very filling.
5) Beans cake and pap
Bean cake is also known as Akara. It is usually accompanied by a semi-liquid made from corn paste, know as Pap. This is a good combination for breakfast in Nigeria. Akara provides proteins and is rich in soluble fiber known to lower cholesterol levels, thus excellent for weight loss. You may also add honey and milk to the Pap.
You may als0 decide on what other meal you will like to have for breakfast, you only need to be mindful of those food that could be detrimental and reduce them or avoid them completely.
Some great protein choices that can be eaten too includes:
- Protein powder
- Organic grass-fed beef
- Greek yogurt
Great healthy fat choices:
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Seeds like pumpkin, and sunflower
- Nut butter
Complex carbohydrates to include:
- Old-fashioned oats
- Sweet potatoes
- Lentils and beans
Vegetables and fruits to include:
- Spinach and other greens
Along with a healthy diet, there is need for a treatment. You can treat the symptoms of PCOS permanently with natural remedies like the PCOS Natural treatment. The solution will help to balance insulin levels thereby reducing the risk of type2 diabetes. It will also manage weight and burn unnecessary fat. the solution is very effective at regulating ovulation, menstruation, and balancing hormonal levels.
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