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Fat (especially butter) is the new superfood. It's not just good for your brain but also for your ovaries. The right kind of fat can even help women with PCOS and infertility.
PCOS and infertility can be caused by a high-sugar diet.
For women with PCOS, insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Women with PCOS have high levels of insulin in their bodies, which can cause infertility and many other health problems. This is because when you have a lot of insulin in your body, it stops the ovaries from releasing an egg each month and can cause cysts to form on your ovaries.
Fat regulates female reproductive hormones
Fat regulates the female reproductive hormones that can cause ovulation and fertility issues in women with PCOS. Fat is important for fertility because it helps to regulate:
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)
- Estrogen, and Progesterone.
High-fat carnivore cures many women's health disorders
It may seem strange to think of a high-fat carnivore diet as a potential cure for PCOS and infertility, but it’s not so unusual if you consider the underlying causes.
In most cases, PCOS is caused by inflammation in your body. This inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, poor gut health and food allergies. Eating a high-fat diet will help reduce this inflammation because fat is anti-inflammatory.
Similarly with infertility: Infertility is often due to endometrial scarring from excessive estrogen, an egg quality problem like cysts on your ovaries, or poor egg quality due to insulin resistance (which is common in women with PCOS). High-fat diets have been shown in multiple studies to improve ovulatory function and egg quality by reducing these factors in both animals and humans
So, to answer the question “Are fats good for PCOS and infertility?”—Yes! Yes, they are. High-fat diets are an effective treatment for PCOS, infertility, and other health disorders. They can help regulate female reproductive hormones, which can lead to better fertility and ovulation in women with these conditions. And there’s no need for calorie counting or portion control—simply eat high-quality animal foods until you feel full!
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