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Living with PCOS: Health benefits of eating nuts

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Nuts are high in plant sterols and fats, especially heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. Nuts are a delightful snack or meal supplement to take at any time of day since they are high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

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Health benefits of eating nuts

PCOS mostly occurs due to insulin resistance in the body, and since nuts contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties they can help balance hormone and reduce insulin. Nuts can also help maintain a healthy weight in the body by reducing the cholesterol level and managing the blood sugar level.

Walnut is a typical example of a nut to eat when you have PCOS because it increases sex hormone-binding globulin which is a hormone that binds to testosterone in the body. Increased testosterone in the body is one of the key factors that cause PCOS in most women.

Almonds are also nuts that provide health benefits for women with PCOS because it contains antioxidants that reduce androgens production in the body. This can help you manage PCOS-related symptoms like excess hair, Irregular periods and it also helps with insulin sensitivity in the body.

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