There are certain foods to fight fibroids and these should form the basis of your diet. The Fibroids Miracle system (see sidebar) includes a full 14 day meal planner and further extensive dietary information.
If you have fibroids, one of the first and most important steps you should take to achieve a uterine fibroid-free environment (where symptoms stop and fibroid formation halts and is prevented) is to change your diet.
There is little doubt that some women have the genetic predisposition to develop fibroids and their associated symptoms and some believe that there is little you can do to influence this. However, what you eat influences your genes and by changing your diet, you can change the expression of your genes and gain a tremendous improvement in your condition.
A recent 10 year Italian study analysed the diet of hundreds of women and the indications were that the foods the women ate had an enormous influence on the development of fibroids. Women who ate the most red meats and dairy produce developed more fibroids whereas the consumption of green vegetables and certain other foods seemed to have a protective and preventative effect.
The Principles Of A Healthy Diet For Fibroid Sufferers
* When it comes to following a diet to help your condition, common sense is a great starting point. When it comes to portion size and calorie intake, think moderate”. Even if your weight isn’t an issue, overloading your system is not helpful if you have fibroids
* Aim to eat the best quality foods you can. Try to avoid environmental
toxins and pollutants
* Choose organic foods where possible
* Eat freshwater fish and seafood providing this is free from contamination and growth hormone. Lean grass fed meats are fine too in moderation
* Sprouts and non-starchy vegetables can be eaten freely. Eat fruits and sugary vegetables in moderation providing you don’t suffer from candida
* Ensure your food is alkaline forming
* Eat moderate amounts of grains and legumes
* Avoid dairy produce
* Avoid processed and refined foods
* The bulk of your food should be eaten raw
The above guidelines should prove helpful, but what about actual foods?
Fruits are great for cleansing and are packed with vitamins, enzymes and minerals. Aim to vary the types and colors of fruits you eat. Eat fruits raw and wash the skins well, not peeling unless necessary (eg oranges, grapefruits). If you suffer from yeast overgrowth, then keep your fruit consumption down to one a day.
A true superfood! Sprouts have a high nutritional value and you should aim to eat a variety of different types for maximum benefit. Some great foods for sprouting include:-
Examples of this food group include peppers, cucumber, lettuce (not iceberg) brussel sprouts, cabbage, spinach and broccoli. They provide a good source of stable energy and can help to hinder estrogen absorbtion, a possible factor in fibroid formation and growth.
Lean, organic meat is fine in moderation, providing you are sure it does not contain contaminents, hormones and fumicides. It is also advisable to avoid cooking your meat at high temperatures, causing charring, as this can create unstable free radical molecules.
Due to the high levels of contaminents often found in our waters, great care needs to be taken when choosing fish. Aim to eat organic fish and be sure of its origin. Organic cold water fish, such as salmon and tuna is particularly beneficial in moderation.
A great source of protein which are loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in fat. The best varieties are non-gluten grains, such as rice, buckwheat and millet. Aim to eat a couple of portions daily.
An excellent source of protein but can overload the digestive system. Therefore, soak the beans in water overnight and cooked for a long period of time to make them more digestible. Good ones to choose include chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils and yellow split peas.
Avoid white rice and short-grain varieties. Ideally you should soak the rice first and, as with beans, ensure that the cooking method is long and slow.
Nuts and Seeds
An excellent source of fatty acids and highly beneficial nutrients. Nuts should be consumed in small quantities due to their high protein density and are best eaten with other fiber-rich foods. Walnuts, flax seeds, brazil nuts, chestnuts, almonds, poppy seeds and pumpkins seeds are all examples of nuts which are particularly beneficial.
Herbs and Leaves
Herbs and salad leaves a great sources of good quality vitamins and minerals. Some contain valuable antioxidants. Particularly nutritious herbs include parsley, basil, coriander, fennel, dandelion and oregano.
Great for cleaning the blood, garlic also has antibiotic properties, but without the side effects. If eaten raw, it can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Garlic can fight bacterial infection and fungi and can help boost levels of friendly bacteria in the gut. If you do suffer from low blood pressure, do not consume garlic excessively.
I hope you find this information useful and although changing your diet to incorporate fibroid-friendly foods is only one part of the overall “puzzle” it is nevertheless a very important one which should help considerably.
Of course, dietary modification works best when combined with the
other protocols within Fibroids Miracle for the complete elimination
of fibroids. These include detoxification, cleansing protocols, stress
management, enhancing immunity and dietary supplementation.
If you are interested, you can see further details of the Fibroids Miracle
system and gain instant access by clicking on the link in the sidebar.
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