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Did you know these foods can worsen PCOS?

PCOS is a common condition in women that causes hormonal imbalances and metabolic problems, often accompanied by insulin resistance and weight gain. Here are 5 foods to avoid:

1️⃣Sugary Drinks

We’re not just talking about soda here. Sweetened tea, fancy coffee drinks, and juices will all cause the blood sugar to spike and worsen the metabolic issues of PCOS.

2️⃣Processed Snacks

Snacks like crackers, cookies, and chips are typically high in carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, both of which worsen insulin resistance in PCOS.


Boxed cereals and granola can be a hidden source of sugar that is a stress to the body and blood sugar.

4️⃣Fried Foods

Fried foods are typically high in trans fats, which interfere with the action of insulin and worsen inflammation—problems already present in PCOS.


Alcoholic drinks not only disrupt blood sugar but also place a strain on the liver, which plays a key role in hormone metabolism.

Nutrition can be a powerful tool to support hormone health and metabolism in PCOS, and it doesn’t always have to be complicated. At Root Health, we work with clients to find nutritious foods that are easy to make and that they enjoy, so that healthy eating can become a way of life.

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