5 Foods You Should Avoid In PCOS

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PCOS stands for the polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a condition in females where hormones become imbalanced and cause irregular periods, hair growth and acne. It can be mild or severe and can begin in teenage. If you find any of these symptoms in your teenager do not delay to book an appointment with the best gynecologist in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk, as an early diagnosis can prevent a lot of discomfort and future complications as well.

Out of every 10 women, one suffers from PCOS. Most common symptoms of PCOS are period’s problem they come irregularly or not at all and in some cases come too frequently. It promotes the unwanted growth of hair on the face and other body parts. When PCOS hits you, you gain too much weight and find it difficult to lose. There is a condition called acanthosis nigricans in which there become dark patches on the back of your neck also a common symptom of PCOS.

If you have symptoms then you might be suffering from PCOS but your health care provider can tell if it is PCOS or some other disease. You need to avoid drinking and eating all the foods mentioned below, as these are dangerous and promotes PCOS:

Foods Made of Grains:

Insulin level always increases after you eat and it goes high when you drink or eat food containing carbohydrates. Avoid foods made of grains such as pasta, rice, and bread.
avoi starchy foods in PCOS
Your food contains carbohydrates in different amounts and types, better to eat fruits and vegetables which contains carbohydrates with fiber which is good to eat.

Soy Foods:

Soy products are the reason of delayed ovulation it has adverse effects on women affected with PCOS but you can take it in smaller quantities.
soy foods are not god in PCOS
But nutritionists don’t recommend soy products to PCOS women. Say no to soy foods if you are trying to conceive. You can also get help from the best nutritionist in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan in this regard.

Starchy Vegetables:

Avoid starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, corn, and peas all of these contain starch and makes you fat and fat increase weight which results in PCOS.
avoi starchy foods in PCOS
White rice is another source of starch so avoid eating it.


Avoid snacks and sugary drinks like soda, juices, chips, cookies, cakes, and candies all of these are harmful to you generally because of a lot of processing, a high salt sugar content which ends up aggravating PCOS.

Dairy and Bad Fats:

Milk has a quality that it increases levels of testosterone. As in PCOS testosterone level is already high, milk and other dairy products make it worse.
avoid dairy foods in PCOS

Avoid saturated, and trans fats found in red meat as it increases estrogen levels which causes a gain of weight and diseases like heart attack and diabetes, so better cut down red meat from your diet.

  • Don’t go out of the way to buy special foods. Balance your diet with vegetables, proteins and fruits including healthy fats in your diet.

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She is pharmacist by profession and has worked with several health care setups.She began her career as health and lifestyle writer.She is adept in writing and editing informative articles for both consumer and scientific audiences,as well as patient education materials.