What foods should I eat to relieve endometriosis?

Quels aliments manger pour soulager l'endométriose ?

As you may have read in several of our articles,endometriosis is a gynecological disease characterized by an inflammatory condition caused by endometrial-like tissue that migrates out of the uterus. The disease can materialize in several forms: cystic endometriosis, infiltrated endometriosis or adenomyosis. Endometriosis causes pain that is difficult to reduce, affecting one in ten women of childbearing age.

As endometriosis is an inflammatory disease, certain foods that we eat can be problematic by aggravating the inflammation which will increase the pain.

The anti-inflammatory diet is particularly interesting for women who have endometriosis in the rectum.

The most important thing is to have a balanced diet, while favouring an anti-inflammatory diet. But then, what food should I choose? How to write a shopping list? "What will I make for dinner tonight?" We know this can be a real headache...

Foods to avoid

  • Dairy products

  • Sweets

  • Red meat and deli meats, especially if you take them in large quantities. We call these pro-inflammatory foods.

  • Gluten should also be avoided.

What should be adopted instead

  • Vegetables and fruits

  • Chia seeds

  • Whole grains and dried vegetables

  • Fatty fish to fill up on omega-3.

  • Vegetable oils (especially for cooking)

  • Vegetable proteins: soya, tofu, tempeh, vegetable minced meat. Vegetable proteins will help reduce oxidative stress and the fiber they contain will also help balance the intestinal microbiota.

If you want to change your eating habits and switch to an anti-inflammatory diet, we advise you to talk to a specialist. You will be able to benefit from advice and he or she will be able to guide you according to your endometriosis because each woman's endometriosis is different. What works for one woman may not work for another.

Anti-inflammatory food can also be very effective for other diseases such as: osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of the intestine, sciatica, tendonitis or acne.

Anti-inflammatory foods also have an influence on the reduction of chronic inflammation responsible for many pathologies such as type 2 diabetes, obesity or overweight, but they also help reduce oxidative stress, restore or maintain an acid-base balance and improve the intestinal microbiota.

Enjoy your meal!

Floriane Gissat

The fight against endometriosis is part of Elia's DNA. This is why our range of menstrual pants was created: to offer all women suffering from endometriosis a healthy and comfortable alternative

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