Polycystic ovary (PCOS) DIET GUIDELINES

Diet guidelines for the PCOS.


  • Low Glycemic Index….whole grains, MILLETS,
  • Seeds like barley, quinoa.
  • Green leafy vegetables, low sugar fruits….add fibre to meal.
  • Low GI foods control insulin levels which then further control other hormones.


  • Ideally 0.8 to 1.0g/kg body weight.
  • Includes pulses, cereals, even animal protein is recommended.


  • Healthy fats like GHEE esp cow and fats from nuts and seeds are essential for vitamin absorption.
  • Saturated fats like butter are not recommended.
  • Transfats in packaged foods should be avoided.


  • 1 tablespoon Flaxseeds and Pumpkin seeds to be had in the first 14 days of the cycle. they are antiandrogenic and boost estrogen production.
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds and sesame seeds to be had in the next days of cycle. They are helping progestrone release.


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