Fibroid and endometriosis are conditions that affect many women in Nigeria today. Endometriosis occurs when uterine lining cells grow outside the uterus; fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the uterus. Both conditions can trigger pain and fertility problems.
The daily recommended intake of fiber for women stands at 25g, although you need less as you get older — 21g if you are over the age of 51. This is critically important if you have fibroid or endometriosis. Boosting fibre intake to 30 g per day reduces the amount of estrogen in your body, the hormone that triggers fibroid growth. Additionally, eating a high-fibre, plant-based diet may help protect you from endometriosis. Choose fruits and vegetables as well as whole-grain foods such as pasta and bread to increase your fibre intake.
Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. There are many Nigerian foods that are naturally high in fibre. You probably know about beans, lentils, and nuts.
fruits and green leafy vegetables are generally high-fibre foods. But which ones are really beneficial? Below is a list of surprisingly high-fibre foods that are hardly mentioned;
Avocado: is actually a high-fibre fruit, but people normally use it as a vegetable. Two tablespoons of fresh avocado have about 2g of fibre in it. An entire avocado has 10 grams.
Chocolate: Dark chocolate has many health benefits, including being high in potassium and iron. Cocoa powder, mostly used for baking, is also a good source of health benefits. Cocoa powder has over 33grams of fibre per 100grams – that’s over 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. Dark chocolate can have up to 17 grams of fibre per 100 grams, which is half of your daily intake requirement.
Please Note – Only cocoa powder and dark chocolate have enough nutrients to be consumed. White chocolate and milk chocolate are mostly sugar and are bad for you. They should be consumed sparingly since they have no health benefits whatsoever.
Add cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli or Brussels sprouts to your meals in order to avoid fibroid or stop further growth. Compounds that exist in these good-for-you vegetable fight changes in tissues in your body, which can prevent the formation of noncancerous growths, including fibroid.
Women with fibroid tumors are encouraged to limit consumption of high-fat dairy products such as whole milk, cream, and butter. These products are often high in added hormones that can feed your tumors. Opt for organic hormone-free products for your dairy consumption
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