Fibroids occur in the uterus and are very common. However, for most women they do not cause any problems and therefore rarely require any specific intervention. Less commonly, fibroids can lead to significant bleeding and other complications and require removal. If it is necessary to remove a fibroid it should definitely be done, but in case you have one or more fibroids and your gynecologist has recommended that they do not need to be removed, then there are some foods that can help the condition and it is good to include them in your diet, while there are some other foods that are harmful and it is good to avoid them. Today we will talk about these foods. Fiber. As we said in a previous video, increased weight is associated with an increased likelihood of fibroids and an increased likelihood of their complications. So, it is good for a woman who has fibroids and also has increased weight to follow a diet that leads to its reduction. Fiber is the most important nutrient that helps with weight loss, and that's why it's good that your diet is rich in it. Fiber, in addition, helps to better regulate hormones and stabilize blood sugar. All of these have been seen to be beneficial for weight loss and we believe they also help to keep fibroids from developing or, if they are present, from growing or leading to significant complications. Foods rich in fiber are legumes, whole grains, vegetables and fruits. It is important to emphasize that greens are also very rich in fiber and should be in abundance in our diet. Potassium. In a previous video we said that arterial hypertension is associated with an increased likelihood of fibroids, while in people who have fibroids, elevated blood pressure is associated with a greater likelihood of developing complications. To help better regulate blood pressure it is important to avoid salt, but it is also important to ensure that our diet has many foods that are rich in potassium. Potassium counteracts the action of salt in our body, so it is important for women who have fibroids and high blood pressure to consume lots of foods that are rich in potassium, such as fruits, and especially citrus fruits, cooked greens, legumes, and especially lentils, unprocessed grains, and especially oats, and finally potatoes and tomatoes. Fermented dairy products. In general, dairy products are useful for the treatment and prevention of uterine fibroids, but the ideal dairy products are those that have undergone fermentation. I stress over and over again that you should consume fermented dairy products as often as possible, which are live yogurt, sour milk and kefir. The rest of the dairy products can be consumed as well, if you want, but as much as possible in smaller quantities. Green tea. It is possible that many infusions are helpful in treating fibroids, and there are many reports, both historical and anecdotal, of a wide range of infusions being helpful in the prevention and treatment of fibroids. However, scientific studies only exist for green tea. Green tea is the only one that has been used in studies to treat and prevent fibroids and appears to offer some help. After we have presented the foods that you should use as often as possible for the prevention of fibroids, now we will refer to the foods that you should avoid. You should avoid all foods that contain sugar. Sugar causes great hormonal disruption in the body leading to a hormonal profile that favors the growth of fibroids. It is good to avoid sugar and all foods that contain it. Also, remember that the same goes for any ingredients you see in foods that suggest sugar, such as syrup, glucose, maltose, glucose fructose syrup, and soft drinks. Another very common gynecological problem experienced by women of reproductive age is polycystic ovaries. If you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome or know a woman who suffers from it, you should watch the video currently showing to my right where I explain what the best diet is to treat it. You can also share it with some girl or woman you know who is suffering from it. Also, in the video shown to my left you can see the previous video on fibroids where I talk more generally about the lifestyle change someone can make to deal with fibroids. Thank you very much.

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