Brightly Coloured Vegetables
Try to eat as many coloured vegetables as possible, from green peppers to purple eggplants to orange sweet potatoes to red tomatoes. These vegetables don’t just look delicious, they are also filled with many powerful antioxidants that will help you to neutralise the harmful effects of oxidative stress on the body.
Some women with PCOS are hesitant to include fruit in their diet because they fear it will cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels. However, fruits are important for health and they contain vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fibre. Make sure that the fruits you choose have a low Glycemic Index, such as strawberries, limes, grapefruit, apricots, cantaloupe, lemon, pear, watermelon, oranges, guava, nectarines, blueberries, kiwifruit and apples. Also, try to eat a handful seeds or nuts along with the fruit as this will help to control the sudden sugar spike.
Not all fats are bad. In fact, there are certain types of fats that are very good for your body. These beneficial fats are very important for maintaining your cells and removing toxins as well as helping you to maintain a healthy weight. Healthy fats can be found in nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado and oily types of fish such as salmon and tuna. Salmon is also a source of vitamin D, which helps to relieve problems associated with PCOS. Tuna has B vitamins and vitamin D, so it is also very beneficial.