Endometriosis occurs in 10% of women of reproductive age, that is, approximately one hundred and eighty million in the world. At the same time, little is known about him and rarely spoken about. Treatment for each patient with endometriosis is selected by the doctor individually. But the methods of prevention and relief of symptoms in most cases are universal.
What can you eat?
Adequate nutrition is the foundation of good health for any person and in any situation. It is also extremely important in the fight against a chronic disease such as endometriosis, in which dietary habits can reduce the severity of symptoms.
At the moment, there is no scientific evidence to confidently say that a particular product is directly associated with improvement in endometriosis (studies are ongoing, but so far preliminary). However, given the characteristics of this disease, indirect links can be established and recommendations can be made. The so-called anti-inflammatory diet, rich in antioxidants, can relieve symptoms, because endometriosis is an inflammatory disease in which oxidative processes take place.
Featured Products :
This group includes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including oily fish (salmon, anchovies, sardines, tuna, and others). Unfortunately, in fish from fish farms that are fed with feed mixture, such substances may not be enough.
The diet should include olive oil and various nuts, such as walnuts, as well as flax and sunflower seeds. Healthy foods include fresh fruits and vegetables, including lemons, as well as gluten-free Diet grains and legumes. Spices also have antioxidant properties: cinnamon, garlic, turmeric, curry and cloves.
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This group includes products that are not prohibited, but those that you can and should do without. These are ready-made industrial baked goods, pre-cooked factory food, breading, sunflower oil, pork and lamb products, sausages, animal internal organs (for example, liver), egg yolks, dairy products (whole and condensed milk, cheeses, cream, butter) , as well as foods containing gluten, as they all contribute to the inflammatory process.
Meat and dairy products contain animal estrogens, which are similar to human ones, so they are best avoided if possible. Another unhealthy product is sugar, not only ordinary (sucrose), but also dextrose, fructose, maltose. All of them stimulate the production of insulin, which leads to the release of prostaglandins and aggravation of inflammatory processes.