What are some foods that I
should eat and avoid for the uterine fibroid diet?
Below is a list of foods choices that may shrink or at least stop the growth of uterine fibroids. Many of the foods can
help to support liver detoxification and reduce the levels of estrogen
in the body.
If possible, choose organic foods to reduce the risk of taking in any
pesticides and hormones (xenoestrogens) that could increase
the estrogen levels in the body.
studies seem to suggest that xenoestrogens could be involved in causing
uterine fibroids and some types of cancer growth.
Foods to Eat More Of...
When possible, choose organic foods instead. This
will help reduce environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens) from all
the chemicals sprayed on the plants to control pests and hormones use to speed up the growth of the food sources.
Include more food such as fruits and vegetables and
whole grains. These foods are a rich source of fibre and will help the
body get rid of excess estrogen.
Choose broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts
(cruciferous vegetables that have indole-3-carbinol) as they can help
the liver get rid of the excess estrogens found in the body.
Eat beets, carrots, onions, garlic and artichokes as they can help the liver detoxify the blood.
Green tea contains many beneficial chemicals such as
polyphenols that can counteract the effects of estrogen. There is
evidence that these chemicals can be helpful in preventing cancers.
Some foods contain phytoestrogens that can stabilize the estrogen levels in the body. These include soy and flaxseed.
If you suffer from heavy bleeding, you may need iron
supplements. Vitamin K will promote blood clotting. It can be found in
Drink sufficient water to prevent dehydration and help the body flush out toxins.
Foods to Avoid...
summary, following a uterine fibroid diet involves choosing organic
foods and eating more fruits and vegetables, cutting back on sugar,
caffeine and alcohol and eliminating processed or canned food products.
red meat and dairy products if possible. They may contain high levels
of a toxin called dioxins which has estrogen-like effects. This
chemical (and several others) can stimulate fibroid growth and make the
Cut back on sugar, caffeine and alcohol consumption. These substances may cause inflammation and promote pain.
Avoid refined sugar, canned, preserved and processed
foods as they can weaken your immune system making it hard for you to
fight off this health condition.
What are Fibroids?
Get information about the signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids in this article entitled What are Fibroids?
Natural Remedies for Fibroids
There are also natural remedies that can help support this health condition. See our article entitled Natural Remedies for Fibroids
to get detailed information and the recommended dosage to use.
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