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.
DIET CHART FOR OVARIAN CYST
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
SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS
Dry Fruits to be consumed
Pumpkin seed, Flax seeds, Raisins, Almond, Brazil nuts
Dry Fruits to be avoided
Pistachio, Raisins, 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.
LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS
- 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.