Before knowing the important foods that should be included in the PCOS diet menu, it is necessary to know what PCOS is. PCOS is the abbreviated form of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as the Stein-Leventhal Syndrome. It is one of the most prevalent hormonal endocrine disorders among women, and it affects 1 in 10 women who are at their child-bearing age. It is difficult to diagnose PCOS with just a single test and the symptoms vary from woman to woman.
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Protein is one of the most essential macronutrient that makes up our diet. It is more than necessary to help build muscles, repair and recover exercising muscle fibers, maintain healthy hair and skin, build DNA and RNA and what not! But the main cause of its use by fitness enthusiasts is for the simple reason of fat reduction and weight maintenance.
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When it comes to controversial foods, Soy or soy protein is usually in the list. For some it appears to be a wondrous super food while for some it may be nearly fatal. The debate over how beneficial or not soy has been all along has led to the founding of several studies that have observed the effects of soy under various conditions, based on which this article will shed the light on 3 major findings.
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PCOS may be one of the most challenging female health issues of current times, perhaps the most common and widespread endocrinal complications in women of child-bearing age. It is characterized by an imbalance in the hormones. When it comes to the diet, the food factor becomes an important topic because whether it is keeping the hormones under control or its lack thereof, it all depends on the food we eat.
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Folate, also known as vitamin B9 is found naturally occurring in foods. Folic acid is something that is synthetically produced and found to be present in supplements or in foods that are fortified. Folate usually used to describe both the versions. Being water soluble, folate is quick to dissolve in water in the body and on ingestion, apart from the portion that is absorbed into the body; the rest is passed out through urine. Therefore, the body constantly needs refilling of folate stores.
Why do you need Folate?
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Luxurious, thick hair is the dream for everyone; however, for many people the health of the hair is only limited to washing, cleaning and maintaining hair externally on a regular basis. How many of us realize that the health of the hair is something that is also determined by what we feed our bodies?
Having a healthy balanced diet, rich in protein is one the best ways to keep your crowning glory at its best! This article will further discuss how protein plays a pivotal role and how much of it would you need on a regular basis.
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While it is true that most Indian staples provide more of carbs, it may seem like challenge to meet the daily protein needs. However, with the correct combinations of proteins this challenge can be overcome.
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The body is in a constant state of muscle synthesis throughout the day and night and not just around your gym time. However, snacks that are smartly timed and prepared can give the body the fuel it needs to efficiently build and repair muscles, burn fat and recover.
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Whey’s milk is a dairy product and is obtained through and extensive process. Here we bring to you the steps in which Whey protein is brought to you in concentrated forms for consumption.
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Intermittent fasting is something that has been commonly followed for a good number of years now and different methods for the same have been applied and put to use. All of the methods of intermittent fasting involve splitting the days into eating and fasting periods, with very little or no eating happening in the fasting phase.
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