Foods That Can Increase Fibroid Growth

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Foods That Can Increase Fibroid Growth

There is evidence to suggest that certain foods can exacerbate fibroid symptoms and even contribute to fibroid growth.

So let’s take a look at the foods to avoid, and why.

High-Fat Processed Meats: Some examples of high-fat meats are- Filet mignon, also known as Chateaubriand or tenderloin, T-bone, New York Strip, porterhouse, flap or skirt steak, and rib-eye steaks. And high-fat processed meats, like sausages, hot dogs, salami, Ham, cured bacon, salted and cured meat, and corned beef.

Red processed meat in particular is known to be high in added hormones, particularly estrogen, which can be troublesome for women with fibroids.

High-Fat Dairy Products Such as butter, cheese, heavy cream, ice cream, and some milk, can all contain high levels of hormones, steroids, and other chemicals that can cause inflammation and exacerbate symptoms.

Food High in Salt Examples of these is smoked, cured, salted, or canned meat, fish, or poultry including bacon, cold cuts, ham, frankfurters, sausage, sardines, caviar, and anchovies. Frozen breaded meats and dinners, such as burritos and pizza. Canned entrees, such as ravioli, spam, and chili. Salted nuts. Chips and other salty snack foods.

Foods with excessive amounts of salt are hard on the liver, which is the organ that is most responsible for removing toxins and balancing hormones- Which is important for uterine and overall health.

And of course, you guessed it…

Refined Carbohydrates We’re talking about pasta, white bread, white rice, cookies, cakes, and all the other high-carb foods that pretty much every diet excludes. These foods aren’t inherently bad, but for women with fibroids, refined carbohydrates can be extra troublesome, as they can alter estrogen levels and cause an increase in fibroid growth.

Though none of these foods are inherently bad, for women with fibroids, it’s in their best interest to eliminate or at least limit the amount consumed. 

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