Oat Milk Okay for PCOS?
Is oat milk ok for PCOS?
In this video, we discuss the need-to-know information if you plan on consuming oat milk while managing your PCOS.
Alternative milk products have become increasingly popular over the years.
Oat milk is made from a grain as opposed the nut milks that we more commonly see today (almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
I remember when I first saw oat milk and thought wow!
That is pretty cool.
Fast forward to 2022 and now we are talking more about how oat milk reacts in the body.
When oats are broken down and processed in the milk, they create a sugar called maltose.
Maltose does have a fairly high glycemic index which means the blood sugar can be higher than normal after consuming oak milk.
Oat products can increase blood sugar levels and oat milk is no different.
Let’s take a step back and look at how to optimize what we are consuming in a way that nourishes our physical and emotional body.
With PCOS, it is important to balance the blood sugar.
This doesn’t mean that women with PCOS cannot consume oak milk; however, it is important to be informed on what to pair oak milk with.
In past blogs, I have talked about the importance of consuming high-quality protein.
Consuming oak milk is no different in the sense that you will want to pair it with a high-quality protein to keep the blood sugar levels in your body balanced.
Additionally, the quality of your oak milk is important.
Be sure to also buy a high-quality oak milk as a lot of brands out there contain harmful additives, gums and gut disrupting oils.
If you’re an oat milker drinker- check out some tips below.
Here are some ways that you can optimize your oat milk consumption if you’re working to manage PCOS.
1. Opt for unsweetened options
2. Aim to have it with a meal when possible
3. Watch overall portions and quantity in a day
4. Strive for high quality (organic, free of gums, oils and additives)
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