What should you eat when you have fibroids or want to prevent fibroids from growing back?
Fibroids are benign tumors that form in the uterus. (Learn more here.) While the cause is unknown, we know several factors come into play including genetics, inflammation, stress, toxins, and nutrient deficiencies. These all lead to hormone imbalances.
Certain foods can have a positive impact on how well your body is able to cope with all these factors. And you’ll be happy to hear that the list of healthful foods is long and full of delicious foods!
So, let’s start with something simple like buckwheat.
Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain that can be used in porridges, buddha bowls, soups, or as a simple side.
It is high in fiber to help maintain normal bowel movements, which is so important. But what makes this grain particularly good for fibroids and hormone balancing is a phytochemical called d-chiro-inositol that helps regulate blood sugar and estrogen production.
Most women don’t realize this but blood sugar is central to hormone balance.
Try this recipe below. It’s part of my free Reduce Your Firbroids Breakfast Challenge.
Bananas Foster Three-Grain Porridge
2 tbsp. coconut oil or organic butter
1/3 c. quinoa
½ c. buckwheat
½ c. amaranth
2 c. coconut milk
1 c. water, as needed
1 banana, sliced into ¼ inch half moons
1-3 tsp. maple syrup, to taste
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
1) Soak buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth in 2-3 cups of water and 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar. Let it sit out on the counter overnight.
2) Drain and rinse grains.
3) In a small saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. coconut oil over medium heat.
4) Add the grains and bananas. Stir well. Then, pour in the coconut milk and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
5) Next, put in the maple syrup to taste. Sprinkle cinnamon and ground flax.
6) Serve warm or cold.
Lastly, to get more tips for foods to eat to prevent or reduce fibroids and recipes like this, join my free Reduce Your Fibroids Breakfast Challenge. In this way