Research at Boston University indicate that black women who tend to eat foods with a high sugar content may have a greater risk for uterine fibroids.
Uterine fibroids are non cancerous growths that causes heavy menstrual bleeding and cramping during child birth age and studies show that it is 2 to 3 times more likely to occur in black women.
The study which tested nearly 21,900 premenopausal black women found that those who eat foods with a high glycemic index such as sugary drinks, pastries, white bread and white rice, were more at risk from fibroids.
This is because these types of foods releases sugar into the blood very quickly causing the body to release hormones to deal with the blood sugar spikes.
Scientists believe that high sugar levels in the blood or a high carbohydrate diet can lead to high insulin levels which are linked to other hormones that are thought to lead to fibroid growth.
Foods with a high glycemic index are also risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
Changing your diet and improving your health
Changing your diet need does not need that you have to go cold turkey on the foods that you like but it does mean that you have to reduce the levels of high glycemic index foods that you consume daily.
Breakfast cereals should be based on oats, barley and bran. Breads should be whole-grain. Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables with a low low glycemic index. Use Basmati or Doongara rice. Enjoy pasta, noodles and quinoa and eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing.
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