Is there a special anti-endometriosis diet?

Diet is very important to improve the quality of life of patients with endometriosis. Next, we are going to mention some foods recommended for endometriosis and others that should not be included in the diet in order to relieve symptoms and restore hormonal imbalances.

Recommended foods

These are the foods that improve the symptoms and development of endometriosis, and that should be included in the diet of all women who suffer from this disease:

  • Fruit and vegetable women who eat green vegetables more than 13 times a week (2 times a day) are 70% less likely to develop endometriosis than women who eat vegetables less than 6 times a week.
  • Essential fatty acids They help restore the body’s hormonal balance and protect cells from oxidative stress. Especially omega 3 acids reduce inflammation in the body, which helps reduce pain.
  • Fibre works with the body to get rid of excess estrogen.

On the other hand, foods that should be avoided or limited, as they can increase hormonal imbalance, promote inflammation and worsen endometriosis, are the following:

  • Gluten (specifically wheat) some studies propose that there is a direct relationship between endometriosis and celiac disease consisting of gluten intolerance.
  • Dairy products are difficult to digest and their consumption should be limited to 2 times a week.
  • Red meat women who eat red meat frequently are more likely to develop endometriosis.
  • Pork stores many toxins.
  • Soy contains high amounts of isoflavones, which are Phytoestrogen, which contributes to the increase in estrogens. Estrogens negatively influence the development of endometriosis.

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