The Cleveland Clinic states that Insulin resistance is one of the root causes of almost all cases of PCOS. So what that means is in response to high blood sugar levels, your pancreas has to push out more insulin 🥵
High insulin levels can encourage the ovaries to make more testosterone which causes symptoms of excess androgens. This can result in things like belly fat, acne, abnormal hair growth (on the face, chest or back), and hair loss.
You can encourage blood sugar regulation and balanced hormones with a healthy diet. It really is that simple 💅✨ The focus: healthy fats, protein, and leafy greens.
Fat 🥑 is the longest-lasting source of energy for your body. It will keep you energized and fuller for a longer period of time, helping to prevent the blood sugar crashes that result in feeling hangry as that is what often encourages you to eat processed food that is quick to grab but full of insulin spiking ingredients.
Protein 🥚🥦 helps to slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, allowing your blood sugar to stay balanced.
Leafy greens 🥬 like spinach and kale encourage methylation and detoxing. If your body isn’t methylating properly, it can cause hormone buildup in the body and slow the immune response.
A quick smoothie packed with all of the above between lunch and dinner can help keep your body nourished and full. This assists your body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels as well as happy hormones!
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.