Diet for Fibroids
What would be
a recommended diet for fibroids?
fibroids are non-cancerous tumours growth that can be found in the
uterus. Fortunately, they do not spread to other parts of the body.
Unfortunately, as they get large, they can cause annoying and sometimes
serious symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, digestive problems,
bloating and even heavy bleeding.
Fibroids are also a common cause of infertility in women during their
reproductive years. Although there are many prescription drugs and
surgical methods to deal with this problem, choosing the correct foods
to eat and to avoid can be a significant help.
Many experts are beginning to realize that what you eat does matter and
this can go a long way to keep the fibroids from getting larger.
Below are some of the best recommendations in diet for fibroids
high in saturate fats, meats, sugar, alcohol, salt and dairy products
are suspected to worsen fibroid problems. Why? These products are
processed and removed by your liver.
By overworking your liver,
it has less capacity to break down excessive estrogens. A higher level
of estrogens in your body is known to cause the fibroid tumors to grow.
and Uterine Fibroids
experts are recognizing that certain foods that contain "natural
estrogens" (called phytoestrogens) can help to balance out the
estrogens that are naturally produced by the ovaries. Women suffering
from fibroids cannot afford to have excessive estrogens levels.
- refined sugar products and sweats
- processed meats, canned or preserved foods
Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals
there is excessive bleeding from fibroids, foods rich in iron should be
eaten to avoid the risk of developing anemia. Such foods would include:
foods are also recommended by experts for women suffering from uterine
fibroids. These include:
Vitamin C - leafy vegetables and
Vitamin E -
seeds, nuts and vegetable oils
Vitamin A -
Fortified dairy products and egg yolk
body weight - How important is it?
Surprisingly, a study showed that
women with a body mass index higher than 30 were 23 percent more likely
to get uterine fibroids.
This means that following a healthy diet plan
and bringing your weight down can help with your fight against the
foods tend to promote stress. For example, excessive intake of sugary
foods, caffeine and alcohol puts your body under tremendous stress.
is the last thing you'll need when trying to cope with uterine fibroids
and all their symptoms.
The article Stress Management Tips
is an excellent resource for those looking to reduce stress naturally.
Following a diet for fibroids does make a difference in many women. But you don't have
to make all the changes overnight.
Make small changes in the foods you eat or eliminate one at a time. This
will ensure that you are more likely to stick with the plan over
the long run.
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