International Women's Day 2024: Ways to improve insulin resistance for PCOS

International Women's Day 2024: A healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle can help in improving Insulin sensitivity in women with

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International Women's Day 2024: International Women's Day 2024: Polycystic ovary syndrome, also referred to as PCOS, is the condition where the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of Androgen, and small cysts form in the ovaries. Menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne and obesity are some of the symptoms of PCOS. Insulin resistance is common in PCOS. "So many of us PCOS girlies are insulin resistant; our bodies can make insulin but can’t use it effectively, seriously increasing our risk for type 2 diabetes and giving us symptoms like fatigue and sugar cravings," wrote Dietitian Cory Ruth. Here are ways to improve Insulin sensitivity for PCOS.(Pixabay)

The diet should be carefully picked, keeping in mind to include adequate amounts of protein, fats, fiber and antioxidants. (Freepik)

It is important to engage in daily workouts, including cardio, strength training, walking and yoga. Dancing and moving the body can also help. (Freepik)

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Zinc, Vitamin D, Magnesium and fish oil are important nutrients that can be included in the diet as supplements. (Freepik)

Having a proper lifestyle also helps in improving Insulin sensitivity. Stress management, adequate sleep and maintaining a healthy gut can help.(Shutterstock)

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