Extra Virgin Olive Oil For PCOS

Extra Virgin Olive Oil For PCOS

By Lindsay Chandler

Extra virgin olive oil may be the healthiest oil on the planet and may just be the perfect fat for PCOS as well. Extra virgin olive oil has been a staple in many diets for centuries. Its fatty acids and antioxidants have been found to be powerful in healing one of the biggest issues in women with PCOS: chronic inflammation.

Chronic inflammation is one of the largest contributing factors for the symptoms of PCOS. Inflammation puts women with PCOS at a higher risk for insulin resistance, infertility, acne, hair loss, skin tags, facial hair and so many of the associated symptoms.

There is evidence that the fatty acid in olive oil, oleic acid, can reduce inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) which can tend to be elevated with PCOS. Olive oil’s major antioxidant, oleocanthal, can have an ibuprofen like effect on inflammation as well.

Some of my favorite PCOS-friendly dishes contain this amazing oil. Here are just a few of my favorites:

  • Drizzled over top of a colorful salad
  • Mixed up with vinegar and herbs for a delicious dressing
  • Used as a marinade base for protein or veggies
  • Added to a warm skillet for sautéing fresh veggies
  • Drizzled over rice or quinoa for extra healthy fats
  • Drizzled over sliced tomatoes and avocados
  • Making delicious Paleo Pesto

Here are a few tips when shopping for this amazing oil:

  • Always purchase oil in a dark glass container. This allows you to see the oil better, it has less opportunity for oxidation, and reduces the exposure to chemicals like BPA.
  • Look for brands that have been grown, pressed, and packaged in the same location.
  • Look for cold-pressed oils – cold pressed oils ensure the flavor and reduce the opportunity for oxidation.
  • Look for labels that only contain 100% olive oil – many brands use a mixture of oils.
  • The title “extra-virgin” refers to being the least processed form of the oil.

Now that you know a few amazing PCOS health benefits of olive oil and what exactly to look for when shopping, you can now find fun and delicious ways to add it into your diet!

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Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

 

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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