FOOD DO’S AND DON’T FOR FIBROID PATIENT
Uterine Fibroids Are Non-Cancerous Tumors That Grow From The Muscle Layers Of The Womb.
Many women who have fibroids don’t have any symptoms. In those that do, symptoms can be influenced by the location, size and number of fibroids, and they mostly include:
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
Pelvic pressure or pain
Difficulty emptying the bladder
Backache or leg pains
Pain during sex
BEST FOODS TO EAT WITH FIBROIDS :
•Food can promote poor health but it can also promote healing. Fibroid patient should focus on foods like, garlic, carrots, beets and drinking plenty of water mainly foods that can help with detoxification.
•Foods that contain carotenes like apricots, sweet potato, cantaloupe, carrots, pumpkin and spinach are all sufficient sources.
•Foods that contain vitamin E, like almonds, wheat germ, hazelnuts and cod liver oil can also be helpful.
•Natural anti-inflammatory foods like pineapple and fresh rosemary that has been shown to help decrease inflammation.
•An antioxidant called polyphenol, which is found in green tea, can help to counteract the effects of estrogen.
Green leafy vegetables.
Garlic and Onions.
fortified milk, cheese, and dairy products, cereals, orange juice.
fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel.
cod liver oil.
Supplements like vitex, fish oil, and B-complex are a few supplements that have been known for creating a better hormone balance that may also help shrink or maintain fibroid size.
THE FOLLOWING FOODS SHOULD BE ELIMINATED from your diet to help regulate estrogen levels in your body if you are trying to manage your fibroids and maintain or shrink their current size:
•Any foods that increase estrogen levels in your body should be avoided. Red meat, alcohol, animal fats, cheese, cream, butter, ice cream and chocolate have all been shown to raise levels of estrogen. The fat from turkey and chicken should also be trimmed before cooking.
•Foods high in salt
•Refined carbohydrates such as white foods such as pasta, white bread, white rice, cakes, and cookies.
•Too much caffeine puts additional stress on your liver, discouraging the organ from working the way it should.
•Low-fat milk should be swapped for whole milk.
•Artificial sweeteners should also be eliminated (read the ingredient list on the food label).
•Avoid storing food in plastic containers. Studies have shown that plastic can leech into the food from the containers, which will influence estrogen levels in your body when consumed.
Sources: webmd.com, foodnetwork.com healthline