PCOS Diet: Almond Milk and Bananas?

by Emily
(BC, Canada)

I am considering starting the diet outlined in the book but was wondering about a few things.

I like to start my day with a smoothie as they are quick and usually fill me up until lunch. I know I have to change up a few things with the recipe I am currently using.

My smoothie right now consists of pineapple juice, kale, banana, yogurt, ground flax seed, psyllium husk and frozen blueberries.

I was hoping I could replace the juice with unsweetened almond milk but I don't see it mentioned in the book, either as allowable or not.

And bananas seem to be listed under "Possibly Permissible for Maintenance Diet" AND under the shopping list for the recommended diet.

Would a smoothie including almond milk and a banana be suitable for the recommended diet?

Comments for PCOS Diet: Almond Milk and Bananas?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Comments on Smoothie
by: PCOS Editor

Since the book was written, I've started to back away from "milks" such as soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk, even if they don't contain any added sweeteners. These products contain an array of food additives such as various gums, carrageenan, salt, and "natural" flavors.

The problem I have with these additives is that they appear to interact with intestinal bacteria and may lead to a condition called "gut dysbiosis". Gut dysbiosis is thought to contribute to a large number of chronic health problems, including PCOS. So I recommend you skip any milks containing any additives.

I would minimize or skip the banana, because it is somewhat starchy. Consider using coconut oil instead to maintain a creamy mouth feel. Use bananas in moderation.

Is the pineapple juice from a can or bottle? Does it contain any additives? I would avoid anything from a can, especially something acidic like pineapple juice. The reason is that many cans contain BPA, an environmental chemical known as a major hormone disruptor and suspected contributor to PCOS. A better choice might be Concord grape juice from frozen concentrate because the dark pigments contain health promoting compounds.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Reader Feedback.


Get Answers to your Questions about

  • Fertility
  • Weight Control
  • Hair Loss
  • Stress
  • Unwanted Hair
  • Acne...and more!

FREE PCOS Report
and Newsletter

First Name
Email *

Your email is safe with us. We respect your privacy, and you may unsubscribe at any time.


Click Here for More Info

Recent Articles

  1. PCOS and Infertility Helped by Multi-Vitamin-Mineral Dietary Supplement

    Aug 09, 17 07:32 PM

    PCOS symptoms such as infertility, insulin resistance, obesity, hair problems, and lack of energy are helped by a multivitamin nutritional supplement.

    Read More

  2. Have PCOS? Get Lab Tests to Check Your Blood Sugar and Insulin

    Aug 09, 17 07:00 PM

    PCOS is caused partly by insulin resistance. Glucose and insulin testing may identify insulin or blood sugar problems that can be treated with metformin or natural methods.

    Read More

  3. What to Look for in Nutritional Supplements - Quality Is the Key

    Jul 31, 17 12:13 AM

    Our clinical experience shows that you'll get healthier if you buy the highest quality dietary supplements. There are no standards for quality, so buy wisely. Use these quality guidelines.

    Read More