Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical Health awareness is celebrated every January. We encourage these five tips for a healthy cervix. By following these simple nutrition tips, you can help prevent cervical cancer diagnoses and promote good cervical health for a lifetime.
1. Vitamins for a Healthy Cervix
A healthy diet with these antioxidant vitamins can help maintain a healthy cervix.
Obtain the recommended amount with one ounce of sunflower seeds, almonds and hazelnuts, and two tablespoons peanut butter. top the list of foods rich in vitamin E.
Vitamin A packed foods include Sweet potato, carrots, spinach, pumpkin, mangoes, and cantaloupe.
Citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwis, and red and green peppers, are a few of the many fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. Aim to eat the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily to be well on your way to getting the C you need.
Vitamin B6 is widely available in foods and supports healthy immune function. It contributes to enzymatic reactions in the body, many of these relate to protein metabolism and keep cells healthy. Chickpeas, chicken breast, and salmon are rich sources of this vitamin.
Vitamin B12 is abundant in animal products and also fortified foods such as cereals. Good sources include fish, beef, and dairy products.
2. Go Green with Tea
Two-thirds of the world’s population drinks tea. The beneficial components of green tea include catechins, particularly EGCG, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which has been linked to many health benefits. This element promotes heart health and healthy blood sugar levels. Whether you choose iced tea or hot tea, choose green tea since the leaves are handled in ways that preserve their polyphenols and their benefit to the body.
3. Eat Your Leafy Vegetables
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables, is linked to keeping cells healthy. Healthy cells are cancer-free cells. Kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts are just a few recommended cruciferous vegetables rich in this natural chemical.
4. No More Fad or Temporary Diets
Most fad diets and temporary “eating plans” to lose weight restrict the kinds of food you can consume. By doing so, you are limiting the antioxidant dense foods that you can eat and ultimately feed your cells. To keep your cervix healthy, these cells require various foods, with a focus on antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
5. Be Conscious of your Weight
According to studies, obese women with high blood pressure and high triglycerides had a greater risk of cervical cancer. Triglycerides are the most common form of fat circulating around your body and are the storage form of excess calories. You can lower your triglyceride level by losing weight. You can also lower your blood pressure by losing 5 to 10 pounds if you are overweight. Losing weight, even a small amount, can have big health benefits.
Other ways to keep your cervical health in check is to get regular pap smears. We are here to help ensure your cervical health stays well. Our Women’s Health care team is skilled and knowledgeable, ready to care for your needs. Visit our website to learn more or make an appointment today.
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1 National Cervical Cancer Coalition. Cervical Cancer Overview.
2. Very Well Health https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-have-a-healthy-cervix-582022
3. Theralogix https://blog.theralogix.com/nutrition-tips-healthy-cervix