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Living with fibroids can be uncomfortable and painful.
One of the leading causes of fibroids is said to be the overproduction of estrogen.
However, eating foods that help decrease the production of estrogen and that do not contain any estrogen may help by limiting the size of fibroids, preventing further growth, and decreasing symptoms.
If you are trying to manage your fibroids and maintain or shrink their current size, balancing your hormones naturally is a great first step as your diet has a strong influence on your hormone levels.
Here are some of the foods you should avoid if you have fibroids.
Red processed meat is known to be high in added hormones, particularly estrogen.
2. High-Fat Dairy Products
Dairy like animal fats, cheese, cream, butter, ice cream, sausages, cookies, pastries and chocolate have all been shown to raise levels of estrogen and should be avoided.
3. 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.
4. Refined Carbohydrates
White foods such as pasta, white bread, white rice, cakes, and flour have been known to alter estrogen levels, causing fibroids to increase in size.
5. Refined Sugar
High consumption of sugar can result in inflammation and weight gain; there is an association between weight gain and hormone imbalance.
Caffeine includes coffee, caffeinated tea etc.
Too much caffeine puts additional stress on your liver, discouraging the organ from working the way it should.
Over-consumption of alcohol can lead to inflammation of the body and reduced immune function. Reducing or eliminating alcohol can help promote a healthy balance of hormones.
8. Carbonated drinks
Carbonated drinks also known as soft drinks, soda, and sugary drinks should be avoided completely if you have fibroids