Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects many women. While there is no known cure for PCOS, many natural remedies can help alleviate symptoms and promote overall health. One of the most popular natural remedies for PCOS is herbal supplements. In this blog post, we will discuss the best herbal supplements for women dealing with PCOS.
Chaste Tree Berry
Chaste Tree Berry, also known as Vitex, is a popular herbal supplement for women with PCOS. It works by helping to regulate hormone levels and improve the function of the pituitary gland. Chaste Tree Berry can also help reduce symptoms such as acne, irregular periods, and excess hair growth.
Saw Palmetto is another popular herbal supplement for women with PCOS. It works by reducing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which can help reduce symptoms such as hair loss and acne. Saw Palmetto can also help to improve the health of the reproductive system.
Cinnamon is a common spice that can be used as an herbal supplement for women with PCOS. It works by helping to regulate blood sugar levels, which can help to reduce insulin resistance and promote weight loss. Cinnamon can also help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Licorice Root is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by helping to regulate hormone levels and reduce inflammation in the body. Licorice Root can also help to reduce the severity of symptoms such as acne and excess hair growth.
Milk Thistle is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by supporting liver function, which can help reduce symptoms such as acne and excess hair growth. Milk Thistle can also help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by helping to regulate hormone levels and reduce inflammation in the body. Evening Primrose Oil can also help reduce symptoms such as acne and excess hair growth.
Ashwagandha is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by helping to reduce stress levels, which can help to improve hormone balance and reduce inflammation in the body. Ashwagandha can also help to improve the function of the thyroid gland.
Maca Root is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by helping to regulate hormone levels and reduce inflammation in the body. Maca Root can also help to reduce the severity of symptoms such as acne and excess hair growth.
Rhodiola Rosea is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by helping to reduce stress levels, which can help to improve hormone balance and reduce inflammation in the body. Rhodiola Rosea can also help to improve energy levels and mental clarity.
Black Cohosh is an herbal supplement that can be beneficial for women with PCOS. It works by helping to regulate hormone levels and reduce inflammation in the body. Black Cohosh can also help to reduce the severity of symptoms such as acne and excess hair growth.
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When it comes to reversing the signs of aging, many people turn to expensive creams and treatments that promise to erase wrinkles and give them younger-looking skin. However, the truth is that the most effective way to achieve youthful, radiant skin is by eating a healthy diet. The food we eat profoundly impacts our skin’s health, and by choosing the right foods, we can help reverse the effects of aging from the inside out. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is essential for healthy skin. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your skin’s DNA and accelerate aging.
In particular, eating foods high in antioxidants can help reverse the signs of aging. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals and preventing them from damaging your skin. They can also help boost collagen production, essential for keeping your skin firm and supple.
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Another benefit of eating a healthy diet is that it can help reduce inflammation in your body. Inflammation is a significant contributor to the aging process, and it can cause various skin problems, including acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. By eating anti-inflammatory foods like leafy greens, nuts, and fatty fish, you can help reduce inflammation and improve your skin’s health. In addition to eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated is essential. Drinking plenty of water can help flush toxins and keep your skin plump and hydrated. In conclusion, eating your way to better skin is the best way to reverse the signs of aging. Choosing a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-dense foods can help protect your skin from damage, boost collagen production, reduce inflammation, and achieve youthful, radiant skin from the inside out.
Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 10
- 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk, for brushing
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the chilled vegan butter to the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the non-dairy milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppy seeds until a shaggy dough forms. Gently fold in the fresh blueberries.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into a circle about 1 inch thick. Use a sharp knife or a biscuit cutter to cut the dough into 10 equal-sized wedges. Place the scones onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each one. Brush the tops of the scones with non-dairy milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake the Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Scones for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top and cooked through. Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve the scones warm or at room temperature, with vegan butter and/or jam, if desired.
Beet Berry Smoothie
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 1
- 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Ice cubes
Add the chopped beet, frozen mixed berries, banana, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup (if using) to a blender. Add a handful of ice cubes to the blender to help thicken the smoothie and create a more refreshing texture. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness, if needed, by adding more maple syrup or another sweetener of your choice. Pour the beet berry smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
Lemon Butter Ricotta Zucchini Pasta
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 4
- 8 oz gluten-free spaghetti pasta
- 1 medium zucchini, spiralized
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 1/2 cup vegan ricotta cheese
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Cook the gluten-free spaghetti pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the spiralized zucchini to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a small saucepan, melt the vegan butter over low heat. Add the vegan ricotta cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine. Add the cooked gluten-free spaghetti pasta to the skillet with the zucchini and toss well to combine. Pour the lemon butter ricotta sauce over the pasta and toss until everything is well coated. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve the Lemon Butter Ricotta Zucchini Pasta immediately, garnished with extra lemon zest and parsley if desired.
Grilled Corn Zucchini Salad
Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 6
- 3 ears of corn, husked
- 2 medium-sized zucchinis
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 small red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup for a vegan option)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Cut the zucchini into slices that are approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut the red bell pepper into strips and the red onion into thin slices. Brush the zucchini slices, red bell pepper strips, and red onion slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the corn, zucchini, red bell pepper, and red onion until tender and slightly charred, about 5-7 minutes for the corn and 3-4 minutes for the vegetables. Rotate the corn occasionally to make sure all sides are grilled evenly.
Remove the vegetables from the grill and let them cool to room temperature. Cut the corn kernels off the cob and transfer them to a large bowl. Add the grilled zucchini, red bell pepper, and red onion to the bowl with the corn. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey (or maple syrup), and cilantro. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve the Grilled Corn Zucchini Salad cold or at room temperature.
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