Are Lemons Good for PCOS? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Lemons are good for PCOS because they contain vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds that may support heart health, weight control, and digestive health.

Lemons are good for PCOS because they contain vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds that may support heart health, weight control, and digestive health.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which are linked to PCOS.

Fiber can help regulate blood sugar levels and promote a healthy gut microbiome, which may improve insulin sensitivity and ovulation.

Plant compounds in lemons, such as hesperidin and diosmin, have also been found to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, which are risk factors for heart disease.

To effectively manage PCOS, you should consume lemons and other citrus fruits rich in vitamin C like oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines.

You should also avoid processed foods and added sugars that can worsen PCOS symptoms and increase the risk of diabetes and obesity.

Now, lemon juice is a citrus juice and citrus fruits are good for PCOS because they contain vitamin C and other phytochemicals that can help lower blood sugar, prevent kidney stones, and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and anemia.

Lemon juice can also help prevent kidney stones by increasing urine volume and pH, creating a less favorable environment for kidney stone formation.

Furthermore, lemon juice is a good source of citric acid, which is a natural preservative and flavor enhancer.

Citric acid can also help balance the pH of your body and skin, which can prevent infections and inflammation.

You can eat or drink one or two lemons per day safely.

More than that can cause acid reflux or tooth erosion.

Stick to one or two servings of lemon juice per day to minimize the side effects with reasons.

That’s why I suggest you limit your lemon juice intake to one or two servings per day.

You can buy fresh lemons in your local market or order them from online.

Always choose organic lemons to avoid pesticides and chemicals.

Because organic lemons have more vitamin C and antioxidants than conventional ones.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with PCOS effectively.

I always recommend my PCOS patients to follow a PCOS-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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