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6 expert tips for dealing with PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disease)

Follow these diet tips to manage your PCOD better.

Written by Poorva Chavan | Updated : June 9, 2016 12:54 PM IST

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Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a disease in which most women develop small cysts on their ovaries which leads to hormonal imbalances that further lead to irregular and painful periods and infertility in some cases. Suhasini Mudraganam, head nutritionist, Truweight, says that one should use a holistic approach while treating and managing PCOD. Here are some tips to manage the condition better.

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Protein Rich Food

Eat more protein: All three major meals should contain proteins. You should also eat protein-rich snacks like eggs, roasted grams and nuts. A protein-rich meal will stabilise blood sugar and keep you full. Eat lean meats, fish, beans, legumes as they are a good source of proteins.

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Eat Frequently

Eat frequently: Eating at regular intervals controlling your blood sugar level and thereby maintaining your insulin level. Space out your meals evenly and do not go hungry for a long time.

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Get Enough Vitamin D

Get enough vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency can worsen symptoms of PCOD. Make sure you stand in the for at least ten to 15 minutes for three to four days in a week. You can consult your doctor about vitamin D supplements. Also Read - Does Green Apple Have More Health Benefits Than Red Apple?

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Exercise Regularly

Exercise regularly: Women with PCOS usually have an elevated insulin level and exercise improves insulin sensitivity. If you cannot find enough time to exercise daily then try and be more active.