This adage has been around for years, while it’s not literal, it does carry truth. What you eat does affect your body, giving it the nutrition it needs or sometimes quite the opposite. Eating foods you should avoid because of allergies or how they affect your individual body, can create a health crisis, even if the food is healthy and nutritious.
So, the question stands. Does diet affect your uterine fibroids? While there isn’t a lot of evidence that your diet may affect your fibroids, there are some foods that you can eat that can help to avoid the development of fibroids, and there other foods to stay away from.
Foods To Eat
- Eat iron-rich foods. Because fibroids can cause a woman to have excessive bleeding during menstruation, leading to anemia, it’s good for a woman to eat iron-rich foods that will help with red blood cell levels. These include lean red meats and leafy green vegetables. (However, there is some contention on women suffering from uterine fibroids and the negative effect of red meat consumption has on production and growth.)
- Eat foods with healthy protein, like legumes, fish and other lean meats, raised without the use of hormones.
- Eat foods rich in vitamins D. Some foods are low-fat dairy, fish, cheese, egg yolks
- Also, add vitamin A rich foods, like cantaloupe, liver, lettuce, winter squashes, sweet potatoes, carrots, tropical fruits to name a few.
Diet and its effect on the body is fairly new in research and there are constantly new studies coming out showing the correlation between certain foods and their effect on the body. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about your diet. If your fibroids become unbearable, contact us at North Miami Vascular Care in North Miami Beach, FL for more options. We can help you get relief without having to consider fibroid surgery.