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    This PCOS forum website is dedicated to women with PCOS. PCOS is an abbreviation for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS is a condition in which there are many small cysts in the ovaries, which can affect a woman's ability to get pregnant. The name of the condition comes from the appearance of the ovaries in most, but not all, women with the disorder enlarged and containing numerous small cysts located along the outer edge of each ovary (polycystic appearance). Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age has PCOS. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected. It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old.

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    by Published on 01-19-2012 10:54 AM
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    If you have PCOS then you must be aware of how diet affects PCOS. Since PCOS often runs with insulin resistance, we have a responsibility to eat in an insulin-friendly way. In short it means that it's in our best interested to take on a diabetic-friendly diet. This means embracing whole grains, low fat , high protein, and low sugar diet. It's pretty much the low glycemic diet.

    Many women on PCOS are prescribed Glucophage ( generic Metformin) as a medication to help bring their insulin levels in line. Unfortunately it can have serious gastrointestinal side effects. These side effects are compounded when you consume foods that are high in fats or simple carbohydrates. Our members have put together a list of metformin / PCOS friendly foods that you can eat:
    • 100% whole grain pasta
    • 70% dark chocolate - with this, a little bit goes a long way so you generally don't have to worry about the sugar content. 1 or 2 squares and you've had your fix.
    • Any meat, fish, poultry etc that isn't breaded or fried
    • Baby spinach based salads
    • Beef jerky
    • Brown rice
    • Chili
    • Cottage cheese
    • Dry roasted peanuts ( and other nuts to be honest)
    • Fresh fruit
    • Greek yoghurt
    • Hummus
    • Kashi frozen pizzas
    • Low fat or fat free cottage cheese - i have mine as a snack with tinned fruit in natural juice
    • Mixed salad beans, no added sugar or salt - jazzes up your salad
    • Peanut butter
    • Peanuts
    • Pistachios
    • Pumpkin & sunflower seeds - nice as a snack or added to a salad
    • Sliced veggies - carrots, broccoli, etc.
    • Splenda
    • String cheese
    • Sugar free chocolate pudding
    • Sugar free sorbet or frozen yogurt
    • Sweet potato
    • Tomato based pasta sauces
    • Uncle sam cereal
    • V8
    • Veggie based soups ( without potatoes)
    • Whole grain bread
    • Wild rice - can be mixed in with long grain or brown rice.
    • Yoghurt ( low sugar yoplaits too )

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