If you suffer from uterine fibroids, a specific diet can play an important role in managing your symptoms. There may be foods that you want to think about avoiding, or they could exacerbate your symptoms. Below is a list of foods you should cut back on, or avoid entirely if you suffer from fibroids.
For the best results in managing your fibroids, try restricting the following food and drinks from your diet:
- High-fat Processed Meats: Red processed meat is known to be high in added hormones, particularly estrogen.
- High-fat dairy products: Conventional dairy can contain high levels of steroids, hormones, and other chemicals that promote inflation.
- Foods High in Salt: Highly salted foods are hard on your liver, which is the organ that is most responsible for removing toxins and balancing hormones.
- Refined Carbohydrates: While foods such as pasta, white bread, white rice, cakes, and cookies have been known to alter estrogen levels, causing fibroids to increase in size.
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If you suffer from uterine fibroids and want to learn more about healthy fibroid diets or fibroid treatment options, contact Kamali Obgyn today to schedule an appointment. You can reach our office in Chula Vista by calling (619) 271-2700 or use our secure form.