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पीसीओएस आहार, पीसीओएस रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (PCOS recipes in Hindi)
પીસીઓએસ રેસિપિ, પીસીઓએસ આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (PCOS recipes in Gujarati)

PCOS Diet, PCOS recipes, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome Indian recipes

PCOS Diet, PCOS recipes, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome Indian recipes. Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition in which multiple cysts are formed on a woman’s ovaries due to over-production of hormones. The symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, weight gain, increased facial hair growth and acne. If the symptoms are not controlled, it can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. PCOS is also one of the leading causes of infertility among women in their reproductive years. Although doctors prescribe medicines, no treatment for PCOS can be successful without proper changes in diet and lifestyle. Weight management is important to increase insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels.

Chana Dal PancakesChana Dal Pancakes

Foods that fight PCOS

Brightly-coloured fruits and veggies: Include brightly coloured fruits and vegetables as they are great sources of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Brightly-coloured vegetables like carrot, tomatoes and capsicum are a rich source of antioxidants and should be a part of the PCOS diet. Antioxidants help in scavenging free radicals that are formed due to insulin resistance. Try vegetable recipes like Khumbh Palak, Suva palak methi sabzi, Gavarfali ki sabzi,  and Masala Karela that are low in calories but rich in nutrients. Look here for  a full list of Indian pcos recipes

Khumbh PalakKhumbh Palak

Low Glycemic Index (Low GI) fruits: Oranges, apples, pears, grapefruit, and other low Glycemic index fruits can be consumed in their whole form along with the fibre, which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. Use your creativity to make recipes like karela juice and Orange, Grapefruit and Mint Salad.

How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes

Nuts and seeds: Have a few (4 or 5) nuts such as almonds, walnuts or pistachios, and seeds such as chia seeds (energy chia seeds drink woth lime and honey)and flaxseeds ( garlic flaxseed chutney), which have plenty of protein and healthy fats. Try Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip, homemade almond butter,  as a healthy snack.

Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip (Healthy Snack)
Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip (Healthy Snack)

Whole grains and sprouts: Include whole grain cereals and pulses such as oats, quinoa, rajma, moong, black chana, ragi, jowar flour, buckwheat and sprouts of your choice. Being rich in fibre, these foods slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream, thereby slowing insulin resistance. Try healthy recipes like Broken Wheat Upma, ragi roti, bajra roti or Quinoa Dosa for lunch or pcos breakfast recipes.

Bajra RotiBajra Roti


7 Food groups not to have to avoid PCOS

If you have PCOS or want to live a healthy life, then follow the guidelines below.

1. High Glycemic Index (high GI) foods: Foods which have a high GI cause an immediate spike in blood sugar levels and must be avoided. These foods include rice, potatoes, white bread, cakes and pastries.

2. Dairy: Milk can cause an increase in acne, which is a symptom of PCOS. Dairy foods may also increase testosterone levels and cause the symptoms to worsen. However, it is best to take your doctor’s or dietitian’s advice regarding the consumption of milk. If you can tolerate curds, buttermilk and yoghurt, it is good to consume these as they are rich in calcium. Start by introducing small portions of milk products to see if there is any effect on your symptoms.

3. Soy Products: Completely avoid soy and soy products as it is proven that these delay ovulation. Avoiding soy products is especially important for women who are trying to conceive.

4. Bad Fats: Cut down your intake of saturated fats, trans-fats and hydrogenated fats such as margarine, butter and ghee as these can cause weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.

5.  Refined Foods: These are to be totally deleted from the diet. So knock out the pizzas, burgers, breads and biscuits.

6.  Processed Foods: These contain preservatives, chemicals and harmful additives and can cause additional

7. Sugary Products: All sorts of sweets, ice-creams and desserts have to be avoided.

Enjoy our PCOS Diet, PCOS recipes, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome Indian recipes and other PCOS articles below. 

PCOS Breakfast recipes
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PCOS Indian recipes
PCOS Weight Loss recipes


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4 Flour Dosa
Recipe# 40159
26 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating! Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
Aliv Nutri Paratha
Recipe# 35092
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form. This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great wa ....
Apple and Lettuce Salad with Melon Dressing ( Iron Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35086
04 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The best way to replenish our body’s water and electrolytes is through fresh fruits and vegetables. Here is an interesting way to achieve this top-up! The choice of vegetables and fruits used in this Apple and Lettuce Salad with Melon Dressing gives an ample dose of vitamins A and C, while bean spro ....
Avocado Salad ( Recipe For Shiny Hair)
Recipe# 5613
30 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Avocado is a treasure trove of nutrients, yet many people are unsure of how to incorporate it in their diet. Most often, we find people making milkshakes and puddings over and over again – because of the unusual texture of avocadoes – till the family gets oh-so-bored of it! In this Avocado Salad, th ....
Avocado Spinach Pear Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie
Recipe# 41594
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This a jolly good way to enjoy your avocados! A smashing combo of avocadoes with spinach, pear and apples, this smoothie has a well-balanced flavour and a nice, creamy mouth-feel. It is filling and tasty and sure to go down well with all age groups. Make sure you use ripe avocadoes to make the A ....
Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
Bajra Methi Khakhra (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38634
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khakhras are usually made with wheat flour used alone or in combination with other flours. These bajra flour khakras embellished with methi are an interesting gluten free alternative. Follow the exact procedure to get perfectly crisp khakhras.
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 1439
21 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad
Recipe# 36414
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A light and colourful way to begin lunch! Suva, tomatoes and bean sprouts combine beautifully with salt and lemon juice in this tangy, crunchy Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad. Suva is an excellent source of iron, while bean sprouts and tomatoes are rich sources of vitamin C which helps to absorb ....
Brinjal Rice (  Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22144
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Brinjal has a unique flavour that is enhanced by the masala used in this dish. Grind the masala fresh every time, for that tantalizing aroma! Brinjal is rich in both calcium and folic acid, making this dish a nutritional treat too! The Brinjal cook fast, so cook it for just one whistle to avoid over ....
Broken Wheat Upma, Healthy Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 4650
05 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Broken Wheat Upma, as the name suggests is a nutrient-rich wheat based upma. While the broken wheat brings in loads of dietary fibre and energy, carrot and green peas bring along a wealth of nutrients, especially
Brown Rice and Moong Dal Pongal, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 41655
05 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Next to idli and dosa, one can confidently say that Pongal is the next most popular South Indian breakfast. It is a tasty and filling dish with a rustic flavour marked by cumin seeds and ginger. Although it is traditionally made with white rice and moong dal, nowadays people are aware of the ben ....
Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks
Recipe# 22269
05 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes are favorites across the world. In this Indianised version, the not-so-common buckwheat combines with sour low-fat curds and bottle gourd to make iron and fibre-rich pancakes. Have it along with Green Chutney or
Cabbage Foogath
Recipe# 32849
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a dry vegetable dish made with cabbage. Other vegetables like beans, cluster beans, sabre beans, carrots etc can also be prepared in a similar way. One such dry curry is always served along with a traditional south indian lunch.
Cabbage Masala (  Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 39683
02 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual preparation of cabbage and green peas perked up with an aromatic and flavourful paste of cooked onions, ginger and spices. What makes this fibre and vitamin C rich Cabbage Masala interesting is the mild crunch, so make sure you cook the cabbage only for the required time, and not make it ....
Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad
Recipe# 7442
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A healthier salad, the Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad is chock-full of the powerful vitamins A and C, which not only ward off the evils of pollution and stress, but also tone down the negative effects of high glucose levels. This healthy salad is also a treat to munch on, orange segments gives th ....
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3503
25 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a great combination of textures and fragrant, spicy flavours that has the added advantage of being quick to make. Enriched with vitamin A, iron and fibre, it is nutritious too.
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35081
05 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids after fruits like mangoes and papaya. Fenugreek too is high in antioxidants, vitamin a and c. A great recipe that boosts immunity, eat this often for a stronger you. Tastes delicious when served hot with phulkas and curd.
Carrot Pickle (  High Blood Pressure )
Recipe# 22340
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you ever think it is possible to prepare a zero-oil, low-salt pickle? Well, we mean it. Here is a crunchy carrot pickle that can easily pep up boring meals, and it is made with just a mild dash of salt, lemon juice and a tantalising dry masala. You can refrigerate this Carrot Pickle and use it f ....
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi
Recipe# 42325
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Do you tend to use the cauliflower and throw away the greens? Don’t do that ever again, because what you consider as waste is actually a tasty, green, nutri-dense ingredient that can be used to make awesomely tasty dishes like this one! The Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi featu ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Chawli and Sprouted Moong Salad, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 38448
16 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We often think that it is ingredients like salt, chaat masala and black salt that give salads an extraordinary taste. This Chawli and Sprouted Moong Salad proves that a salad can turn out simply fab even without these ingredients, which are unhealthy for those with blood pressure and heart probl ....
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 on 26 Jul 19 11:30 AM


Thanks for sharing these PCOS recipes.
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28 Jul 19 10:01 AM