Maintain a healthy weight and exercise

Overweight and obesity increase the risk for fibroids. Fat cells produce more estrogen, and high levels of this hormone stimulate fibroid growth. Choose organic fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and make sure to get the proper amount of potassium and fiber each day. Avoiding added sugars and refined carbs, sticking to fiber-rich, unprocessed whole foods and exercising can help lower one’s BMI (body mass index, a measure of body fat based on height and weight).