Fibroids which are called myomas, and leiomyomas can affect any woman, once they are within the age of procreation. Fibroids are not cancerous or life threatening but have been linked to cancers of the uterus and can cause reproductive complications and other health problems. There is no known cause of fibroids however the condition may also be genetic as a woman is at risk of developing the growths if her mother or sister has it. 

It is possible to treat and remove fibroids with medication and surgery, however there are simple changes one can make to their diet and daily life that can help to reduce the size of the growths. Stress management practices and moderate exercise which lasts for 30 minutes for 4-5 days weekly ( are also great things that can be implemented into daily schedules to help with managing fibroids. 

Implementing more fresh fruits and vegetables into the diet can help reduce the likelihood of developing fibroids, according to “” a recent study found that eating lots of fruits like apples and tomatoes, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage helps with lowering risks and also eating healthier choices like organic fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods could help improve your symptoms. The source also states that proper blood pressure management can also help. 

Increasing the intake of potassium with foods like potatoes, avocadoes and banana, fiber rich foods like whole grains, vegetables and peas, as well as, dairy products and green tea can also assist in managing fibroids. It is important to avoid processed foods, red meats, and high-fat dairy, sugars, caffein and alcohol as these foods can make your fibroids worse.  

You can speak to a nutritionist of dietitian for help with formulating a diet plan to manage your fibroids. Follow the GFNC’s FaceBook, Instagram and TikTok for information. 

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