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Diet Chart for PCOS/PCOD

Introduction

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal disorder affecting women of reproductive age. With PCOS, the ovaries may develop follicles, which are formed due to accumulation of fluid and ovaries become unable to release eggs regularly. The common symptoms of PCOS include acne, excessive body hair growth (hirsutism), irregular menstrual cycle, amenorrhea (no periods), reduced fertility, obesity, mood swings, scalp hair loss and insulin resistance.

Causes

Ayurveda sees any disease as the result of imbalance of any Dosha. Ayurveda deemed PCOS as the disorder of Kapha dosha. Artava dhatu (a tissue) is responsible for the process of reproduction in the female body and the channel that contains the reproductive fluid is termed as artava vaha srota. PCOS develops when the aggravated Kapha dosha blocks the natural flow of both these fluids and channels. Due to the obstruction of movement, the metabolism gets suppressed and PCOS develops.

Diet chart for PCOS/PCOD

To reverse PCOS, the patient needs to follow a healthy diet full of fiber content and calcium. We prepared a proper diet chart to let you know which foods are beneficial for eating or which are not while suffering from the PCOS. Follow the given diet instructions and the food which should be consumed or which should be avoided.

Early morning– Herbal tea/ Aloe Vera juice/ Warm Water + 1 tsp dry roasted flax seeds

Breakfast– Veg Dalia/ Veg Upma/ Veg Idli/ Veg Oats/ 2 egg whites/ Veg Khichdi/ Veg Poha

Mid-morning– Fruit juices/ Sweet potatoes in any form

Lunch– Chapati/ Brown rice with Vegetable + Dal + Salad + Curd

Dinner- Veg khichdi / 2 chapattis + seasonal vegetable + dal

Before bed- Chamomile tea

Foods to consume and avoid in PCOD/PCOS

Foods To Have Foods To Avoid
✔️ Vegetables: Beans, Sprouts, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Sweet potatoes, Beet, Garlic, Onion, Carrot, Spinach, Pumpkin, Turnips, Peas, Lettuce, Kale. ❌ Overcooked vegetables
✔️ Fruits: Mango, Apples, Figs, Strawberries, Cherries, Avocado, Pineapple, Papaya, Lemon, Prunes, Bananas, Apricots, Kiwi, Bell pepper, Lime, Grapefruit, Oranges, Pomegranate, Pear, Brazil nuts and Citrus fruits like Amla, Oranges. ❌ Nil
✔️ Nonveg: Lean meat, Fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and sardines). ❌ Red meat, Turkey and Dark meat poultry
✔️ Spices: Turmeric, Cinnamon, Carom seeds, Cumin, Coriander, Fenugreek and Fennel. ❌ Green chili
❌ Red chili
✔️ Legumes: Lentils, Kidney beans, Adzuki beans, Chickpeas, Haricot beans, Lima beans, Black eyed beans and Split beans. ❌ Nil
✔️ Other food items: Brown rice, Brown flour, Tofu, Yogurt, Oats, Rye, Millet, Buckwheat, Olive oil, Sesame oil, Soybean, Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Cow ghee, Cashew nuts, Almonds, Barley water, Aloe Vera juice, Almond oil, Fish oil, Water and Corn. ❌ Stale nuts, Canola oil, Alcohol, Sugar, Cakes, Pastries, Frozen food, Refined grains, Processed foods, Caffeine products like coffee and chocolate.

Doctor Tips

  1. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  2. Perform physical activities like cycling, swimming, walking, running, jogging, gymnastics, etc. for a minimum of 45 minutes daily,
  3. Meditate for at least 20 minutes a day.
  4. Don’t skip meals especially breakfast.
  5. Consume whole fruits rather than fruit juices.

Find a Diet Consultation Online: Get Personalized diet chart for PCOS/PCOD

At Life Aveda, we provide personalized diet consultation. In this, a doctor discusses the medical history of patients, does the root analysis on causes. After the deep analysis doctor suggest a diet chart for pcos/pcod as per their needs and requirement. To book a Consultation call on us at +91 7743002520 or click on the button to schedule an appointment with our expert doctors.

 

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NOTE- These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in getting rid from PCOS/PCOD.

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About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 8 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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