Foods To Avoid If You Have Uterine Fibroids

Filed under: Advice - 18 Feb 2013  | Spread the word !

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumor growths within the muscle of the uterus. They aren’t considered life-threatening, but they affect women of reproductive years. The symptoms of uterine fibroids are heavier bleeding, fatigue, reproductive changes, bladder pressure and bloating.


Women that suffer from uterine fibroids should avoid certain foods that can harm them even more. By avoiding the following foods, women with uterine fibroids can lessen the symtpoms they experience:

Sugar is one of the foods that all specialists say you should avoid. Sugar determine your immune system to release antibodies and hormones that stimulate your body to fight off foreign materials and diseases. It also leads to high insulin levels, which usually can lead to lower sex-hormone binding globulin. This helps your body bin d excess estrogen and deactivate it.


Coffee and tea can enhance the symptoms you experience. They decrease the amount of iron your body absorbs and can cause to heavy bleeding.


Meat and poultry are given steroids to grow for meat, but these steroids affect your body. Ingesting them can lead to higher estrogen activity in your body, which causes fibroids to grow as well. The best way is to choose organically fed and grown meat.

Canned foods contain chemical estrogens and xenoestrogens, produces when canned foods come in contact with the pereoleum-based lining of cans. These chemicals can cause increased circulating levels of the estrogen.


Milk, cheese and yogurt contain a fatty acid called arachidonic acid. When this acid is excessive in your body, it determines your body release prostaglandins – pro-inflammatory immune system products.

Enriched processed foods such as white rice, white bread, regular pasta contain little fiber, which can increase bloating with uterine fibroids.

Avoid all these foods and you won’t experience unpleasant symptoms. You will be healthier and have more energy than before.