PCOS Refresh

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that causes irregular and generally painful periods as well as other recurring symptoms in women and post-puberty teens.

Common symptoms include:

  • acne
  • painful/heavy periods
  • male pattern baldness
  • weight gain
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure

Studies have shown that around 50% of women with the disorder are overweight. Diet and lifestyle changes are highly recommended by professionals to help women with PCOS manage symptoms and pain.

PCOS Friendly Diet Staples:

1. High Fiber fun.

  • Broccoli
  • Cauiflower
  • Leafy Greens
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Almonds

2. Cut Carbs.

  • Muffins
  • White bread
  • Pastries
  • Cakes
  • Pasta

3. Fish are food, Omega 3’s are friends.

  • Salmon
  • Tofu
  • Walnuts
  • Chicken

4. Stop sugary snacks.

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Sugary Desserts
  • Soda
  • Juice


Incorporating these diet changes into your daily life can help improve the symptoms you experience from PCOS. This will help you better manage your symptoms better and help you to feel happier and healthier. If you have PCOS and are struggling to conceive, schedule a consultation with a fertility specialist today!