Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Relief: Foods That Help Heal Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Naturally

  • Sharebar
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 6.0/6 (4 votes cast)

What Causes ovarian Cysts?

The underlying cause of ovarian cysts is an elevated level of estrogen in your body. It is well documented that increased levels of estrogen are caused mainly by dietary and lifestyle choices that contribute to hormone imbalance in woman’s body.

So, to get relief from the symptoms, and minimize your risks of having painful cysts on your ovaries, you need to follow the guidelines below for optimum diet. The diet for correcting the hormonal imbalance focuses on natural foods that don’t raise estrogen.

Ovarian Cyst Prevention Diet: Foods To Avoid or Eliminate Completely

The following foods cause increased levels of estrogen and other hormone imbalance in your body:

  • All animal-based foods: meats and dairy products
  • All processed foods: white flour products, fast foods, foods containing preservatives, colorants, sugary foods, fatty foods.
  • Caffeine, tea, alcohol, sugar.

A diet that is high in animal products and highly processed food products has been show to:

  • Lower the age of the first menstrual period
  • Raise the age of menopause
  • Raise the levels of female hormones in the bloodstream
  • Increase blood cholesterol levels

Women who eat a diet that is rich in animal-based products, with a low amount of unprocessed, plant-based foods, on average start menstruating earlier and reach menopause later, therefore causing excessive exposure to female hormones during their reproductive lives.

 Ovarian Cyst Prevention Diet: Foods To Eat

Eat a diet that is based on the following foods:

Ovarian Cyst Symptom Relief Diet

Ovarian Cyst Symptom Relief Diet

(1) Whole Foods - No, it doesn’t mean you need to shop at Whole Foods (unless you want to and can afford to).

What it means, you need to be eating food in its purest, wholest state – unprocessed, without artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings and preservatives. That is the optimal food for ensuring a healthy body and balance hormones. It’s also most nutritious food available – so you will not need any nutritional supplements or vitamins. Eat Whole, Unprocessed Foods!

(2) Plant Based. Whatever type of diet you follow and whether you include dairy, meat or seafood; you need to reconfigure your plate so the majority of each meal is abundant in raw and cooked vegetables, fruits, legumes/beans, seeds, nuts or whole grains. Eat a colorful variety of plants!

(3) Healthy Fats – Eliminate “bad” fats and get healthy fats from whole plant sources, such as nuts, seeds and avocados. These are rich in micronutrients as well. Try to eliminate (or minimize) extracted oils and processed fats. Eat Healthy Fats!

(4) Nutrient Dense -  Choose foods that are rich in micronutrients when compared to their total caloric content. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Eat Nutrient Dense Foods!

So, to summarize, the following are the foods that should constitute your every-day diet:
  • Fresh, raw vegetables
  • Fresh, raw dark leafy greens
  • Fresh, raw fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Raw nuts and seeds

These foods are high in fiber, which reduces excess estrogen in your body and prevents constipation and toxin buildup, both of which cause cysts and fibroids.

Replace unhealthy fats with essential fatty acids – flaxseed oil or hemp seed oil, and focus on foods that are high in antioxidants – vegetables, greens, fruits, raw nuts, raw sees, whole grains and legumes – as they can help your body get rid of excess estrogen.

Foods high in sulfur-containing amino acids, such as garlic, onions and beans are also considered beneficial.

Reduce or eliminate your intake of dairy products, eggs, red meat, sugar, white flour, refined foods, caffeine, chocolate, black and green teas and all “bad” fats, as all these foods can increase estrogen levels and put your body out of balance.

Another tip is to avoid storing foods in plastic containers, as this has been show to increase estrogen in the body.

Healthy food pyramid for balanced hormones

Healthy food pyramid for balanced hormones

Questions About Ovarian Cyst Symptoms? Comments? Suggestions?

Use the comment section below to write your comments, questions, suggestions or tips regarding ovarian cyst symptoms and treatment.

Read more tips on this Ovarian Cyst Symptoms & Signs site.


VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Relief: Foods That Help Heal Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Naturally, 6.0 out of 6 based on 4 ratings
This entry was posted in Ovarian Cyst Symptoms and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Relief: Foods That Help Heal Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Naturally

  1. Many thanks for sharing this useful women health care information about Ovarian Cyst.Your offered diet about Ovarian Cyst Prevention Diet is a balanced and a mixture of good fresh vegetarian material.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  2. Tino says:

    These growths are very common among women who are premenopausal, in fact, in the United States almost all women who are premenopausal suffer from these afflictions and around 15% of postmenopausal women suffer from them as well.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  3. its very interesting that the diet which you have mentioned in this article for the prevention of ovarian cysts is the same diet which is described for the prevention of acne.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  4. Pauline says:

    I was impressed by this site. It is very informative and it really help among women to get trigger of enhancing a healthy lifestyle. Eating vegetables and fruits really help fighting against any kind of illnesses.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  5. jobi shaw says:

    I KNOW HOW TO EAT HEALTHY. MY MOTHER WAS A HEALTH FOOD FREAK AND A BODY BUILDER. I HAVE A NUTRITIONIST. THIS INFORMATION IS TOO BASIC AND I NEED AN ANSWER AS TO KILL THE CYSTS FOR GOOD. WHAT FOOD/S AND HERBS CAN I TAKE SPECIFICALLY? AND HOW MUCH. I WANT SOMETHING HOLISTIC/ NATURAL AND NOT A PREMADE PRODUCT THAT I HAVE TO BUY. I NEED AN ANSWER THAT WORKS, NOW. ASAP. THIS IS MY HEALTH AND LIFE. I VALUE IT DEARLY.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: +1 (from 7 votes)
  6. Ana says:

    Thank you for your comment. I don’t know enough about your situation, but here are my thoughts: (1) most people “think” they eat a healthy diet, but in fact they don’t; so making sure you really consume loads of fresh raw greens, vegetables and fruits is essential – in green smoothies, vegetable juices, fresh salads, steamed veggie dishes, etc. We usually spend years abusing our bodies, and then expect it to heal quickly once we start eating healthier (I’m not saying that’s the case with you, just my general observation). (2) Herbs that help detoxify the body and support hormonal balance include: milk thistle, dandelion root, black radish, artichoke, burdrock, yellow dock, wild yam, nettle and oregon grape root. Herbs that are helpful in shrinking growths include blue cohosh, black cohosh, red raspberry, blue vervain and lady’s mantle.
    (3) Have your hormone levels tested and consult a doctor who specializes in bio-identical hormones. Wild yam cream and natural progesterone cream are also used for balancing hormones. Both increase levels of progesterone in the body and should be taken under the supervision of a trained health-care practitioner.
    I’m in the process of writing an ebook about this topic that will go more in depth about some of these suggestions.

    VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: +4 (from 6 votes)
  7. Rebecca says:

    Hi, I am 13 weeks pregnant and when I was 6weeks I had bad burning cramps on my left side so I had an early scan which showed a small cyst and fluid i later seen a doctor and he wasn’t concerned but the pain is back the same as before so
    I am heading of hopefully for another scan tomorrow to make sure everything is ok does anyone know of anything that would help sooth my symptoms? I know that milk helps with ulcers would this be the same case? all I drink is water and this all started after drinking a coffee :-/

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>