Can a potent antioxidant really make that much of a difference for women with PCOS?
Well, we’d better take a look at what inflammation is and what it does to your body.
As put by Medical News Today:
“Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. Initially, it is beneficial when, for example, your knee sustains a blow and tissues need care and protection. However, sometimes inflammation can cause further inflammation; it can become self-perpetuating. More inflammation is created in response to the existing inflammation.”
Inflammation is such an underrated and under-diagnosed issue, and higher levels are more common in women with PCOS. Inflammation can cause pain, insulin resistance can make a woman more susceptible to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer and contribute to infertility and obesity.
How do you know what your inflammatory levels are?
A blood, test such a hsCRP, will let you know.
Another thing to worry about, I hear you say!?
It’s not that scary 🙂 I promise.
How do you reduce your level of inflammation?
An anti-inflammatory approach is wonderful. It will help to reduce the inflammation in your body, which will help to tackle many Polycystic Ovary Syndrome-related issues.
1) Besides an excellent supplement (I’ll talk more about this in a moment), women with PCOS can benefit by increasing their daily intake of foods that fight inflammation.
This includes small, dried red beans, wild and cultivated blueberries, red kidney beans, pinto beans, cranberries, cooked artichokes, blackberries, prunes, raspberries, strawberries, Red Delicious, Gala and Granny Smith apples, pecans, sweet cherries, black plums, cooked russet potatoes, dried black beans, and plums.
2) Reduce your exposure to toxins by eating organic foods, choosing wonderful toxin-free household and personal products, and drink 8 glasses of pure water per day.
3) There is a wonderful antioxidant trio I recommend for PCOS and personally take myself.
This supplement is potent, safe and of a high quality. It contains natural ingredients like blueberries, kale, omega 3 fats from Alaskan sockeye salmon, and I could go on. In fact, I will!
These ingredients combine to form a powerful antioxidant and nutrient-rich supplement trio! Think I’m trying to sell you? You are right! This is too important for me to sit back on my heels and gently suggest. I truly believe that if you are reading this page you need to be taking this supplement trio. So much so that I take this daily, and my husband joined the company.
When we have PCOS we need to supplement to get better. And often our digestive function is compromised so we can’t absorb lower quality options.
Ok, rant over 🙂
From PCOS to perfect health, with love,