When it comes to a healthy diet to improve PCOS symptoms and side-effects, it’s hard to think of a better natural ally for our condition that the food group known as “greens.”
As well as helping to control weight, greens have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties while bursting with vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phytochemicals.
Greens are inexpensive, available year-round and low in calories and carbs. And as if this weren’t enough, research has shown that increasing your daily intake of leafy greens by just 1 1/2 servings may lower the risk of developing PCOS-linked type 2 diabetes by 14%.
Be sure to add lots of greens to your nutritious, balanced diet, which, combined with regular exercise, can help you improve and even reverse the symptoms of pre-diabetes before it develops into the type 2 variety.
The latter is irreversible in most cases and often requires daily insulin injections to be managed. Type 2 diabetes is a severely increased risk factor for blindness, kidney disease and the need for amputation.