Foods to Avoid With Fibroid Tumors

By Nina Rotz

Increased estrogen levels help increase the growth of fibroid tumors. A low-estrogen diet should be followed to decrease the size of fibroid tumors and relieve symptoms. Symptoms of fibroid tumors include bloating, abnormal bleeding and cramps.

Woman with stomach ache

Increased estrogen levels help increase the growth of fibroid tumors. A low-estrogen diet should be followed to decrease the size of fibroid tumors and relieve symptoms. Symptoms of fibroid tumors include bloating, abnormal bleeding and cramps.

Foods to Avoid

A wedge of cheese on a cutting board.

Avoid estrogen-increasing foods such as cheese and milk, as well as grains (barley, oats, brown rice and wheat germ) and beans (black-eyed peas, mung bean sprouts, Navy beans, red beans and split peas).

Estrogen-Increasing Foods

A basket of red cherries.

Fruits to avoid: apples, cherries, pears, plums, tomatoes and prunes. Vegetables to avoid: celery, alfalfa sprouts, beets, cok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, seaweed and squash.

Safe Estrogen Foods

A carton of organic soy milk.

Foods rich in bioflavonoids, a natural and low-potency estrogen, can be eaten. They include soybeans, soy milk, tofu, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, lima beans and lentils.

Warning

A burger with french fries.

Consuming meat products can worsen abdominal pain, bleeding and increase other fibroid symptoms. Meats such as beef, pork and lamb should be avoided as their consumption can trigger muscle contraction and constriction of blood vessels.

Coffee

A cup of black coffee.

Coffee and decaffeinated coffee are strong in phytoestrogen, a natural estrogen, and should be avoided.

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