Eating low-sugar cereal may seem like a healthy choice for better weight control and improved management of PCOS symptoms. But if you still drink a cup of caffeinated coffee with breakfast, you could be doing more harm than good in the long run.
Canadian researchers say drinking caffeinated coffee with cereal can cause blood-sugar levels to rise as much as 250%. Over time, high blood sugar levels may damage arteries and the heart. And many women are already vulnerable to cardiovascular disease because of their PCOS.
When you ingest caffeine and follow it with food that’s carbohydrate-based like cereal it can lead to the hormonal imbalance called insulin resistance. This latter condition exacerbates the symptoms of pre-diabetes – another condition to which PCOS women are prone. If neglected, pre-diabetes can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes, which, in the vast majority of cases, is irreversible and may require daily injections of insulin.
We recommend ditching the cereal and coffee combo altogether. Try some healthy carbs with tea for a change. Tea has far less caffeine than coffee. You can get some far better hormone balancing food ideas here at Food for PCOS.
For much more information about polycystic ovarian syndrome and how you can better manage or even reverse its symptoms, visit our web site by clicking on: www.pcos.com
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