Recent scientific research has explored the connection between diet and endometriosis. Endometriosis is a long-term disease with a serious impact on the everyday life of women. Preventative and therapeutic effects of diet on endometriosis could help the women who are suffering with symptoms, including painful menstrual cramps, heavy menstrual periods, fertility issues and more. Today’s scientific data suggests that the risk of developing endometriosis may be affected by diet and lifestyle which can influence the presence of inflammation, sex hormones, and the menstrual cycle.
Reviews of the current research suggest there is increased risk of endometriosis with higher consumption of trans fats and red meat. Fruits (particularly citrus), vegetables (particularly greens), low-fat dairy products, and omega-3 fats have been shown to have a positive effect on endometriosis symptoms, and are worth highlighting.
The below recipe contains omega-3 fats from the salmon, green vegetables, citrus, and magnesium from the yoghurt (which helps to relax smooth muscle - good for cramps).
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2019). Endometriosis. Retrieved October 11, 2019, from https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis
Osmanlıoğlu, Ş. & Sanlier, N. The relationship between endometriosis and diet. (2021). Human Fertility. DOI: 10.1080/14647273.2021.1995900
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