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Diet Plan for Ovarian cyst

An Ovarian cyst can be defined simply as a small sac filled with fluid that forms within the ovaries of women. Ovarian cysts can be quiet painful and cause unpleasant sensations. However, ovarian cysts can become malignant or cancerous in certain cases but most of them are benign. They can cause pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and may result in infertility. A healthy diet can have intense effects in the formation of ovarian cysts. One should have less meat and cheese products to reduce the occurrence of ovarian cysts. Modifying the daily diet routine involving more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains in a meal is a best option to be adopted in PCOD.

Ovarian cyst diet charts



Aloe-Vera juice / Amla juice / Herbal tea


Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Veg Idli / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg Poha (Rice flakes) / Besan Pancake (Gram flour) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg or dal / Missi chapatti / Milk /+ 1 Egg white portion


Fruit / Coconut water/ Sprouts / Salad


Plain chapatti / Vegetable / Nutri-nuggets + Dal + Salad / (Grilled Fish / Chicken – Occasionally)


Sprouts / Soup (Home-made) / Rice flakes snack / Herbal tea / Roasted Chana


Plain chapatti / Ragi chapatti / Vegetable + Dal / Salad (without salt)



Cereals to be consumed

Whole wheat, Oatmeal, Whole grains cereals, Finger millet, Corn, Millet

Cereals to be avoided

White refined flour and its products, White rice, Refined Grains.


Fruits to be consumed

Banana, Prunes, Papaya, Avocado, Cherries, Strawberries, Apples, Amla, Pomegranate, Apricot

Fruits to be avoided

All canned and packaged fruits and citrus fruits.


Vegetables to be consumed

Brussels Sprouts, Beans, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrot, Cabbage, Pumpkin, Sweet potatoes, Garlic, Squash, Peas, Artichokes, Lettuce, Asparagus, Parsley, Green pepper, Green leafy vegetable, Collard greens, Kale, Okra, Dandelion greens, Mustard greens, Spinach, Potatoes

Vegetables to be avoided

Overcooked vegetables, Red and Green chili, Coconut, Frozen vegetables


Pulses to be consumed

All Pulses, Legumes, Soybean and its products

Pulses to be avoided

Dried and frozen pulses


Dairy Products to be consumed

Low-fat milk, Yogurt, Tofu

Dairy Products to be avoided

Whole milk and Cream, Butter, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk


Spices to be consumed

Fennel, Cumin, Carmon, Thyme, Coriander, Turmeric, Less salt, Black pepper, Green chilli

Spices to be avoided



Drinks to be consumed

Milk, Vegetable soup, Soya milk, Almond milk, Aloe-Vera juice, Barley water, Coconut water, Wheatgrass juice, Dandelion tea

Drinks to be avoided

Carbonated beverages, Canned and Packaged soup and fruit juices, Caffeinated drinks, Alcohol


Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white portion, Lean meat, Skinless chicken

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Fried or Processed meats, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Dark meat poultry, Turkey, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Mutton, Duck, Goose, Red meat, Organ part such as Liver, Kidney and Chest


Dry Fruits to be consumed

Pumpkin seed, Flax seeds, Raisins, Almond, Brazil nuts

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Pistachio, Peanuts


Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Olive oil, Soybean oil, Canola oil, Rice bran oil, Almond oil

Oils to be avoided

Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Butter


Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only, Honey, Jaggery

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Refined sugar, Deep fried foods, Too salty and Spicy foods.


  • Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended.
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • Herbal Tea- Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cups.
  • Soaked Almond- 6 pieces + 2 figs per day

Note - Control your diet, eat healthy- regularly and stay away from synthetic additives in foods. The diet chart is given above takes into consideration the quality of the various nutrients like carbohydrates, minerals, fats, vitamins, and proteins properly.

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