Focusing on foods that support ovulation may be one of the keys to a regular ovulatory phase.
Many women only consider ovulation in the context of fertility. However, ovulation has long-term health benefits.
Regardless of whether you’re trying to conceive now, in the future, or never, ovulation plays a vital role in our overall health. According to endocrinology professor Jerilynn Prior, “women benefit from 35 to 40 years of ovulatory cycles, not just for fertility but also to prevent osteoporosis, stroke, dementia, heart disease, and breast cancer.”
When Does Ovulation Occur
Ovulation usually occurs around day 14-15 for many women. The only way to know if and when you’re ovulating is through the fertility awareness method or one of the many ovulation prediction kits on the market.
Apps can help you predict when ovulation may occur, but they can’t tell you exactly when you’re ovulating. So for the purposes of cycle syncing my diet, I consume ovulation-supporting foods from days 13-16.
Ovulation Food List for Fibroids
According to Alisa Vitti, one of the pioneers of cycle syncing, there are certain foods that you can eat to provide your body with essential nutrients that promote ovulation as well as a regular, healthy menstrual cycle.
My list is based on the one Alisa Vitti created. However, I made a few changes for eating fibroids. For example, Vitti’s list includes tuna and shrimp. Unfortunately, tuna is high mercury fish, so I suggest eating it sparingly. Also, shrimp is a bottom feeder, so I think it’s best to avoid these or only have them occasionally if you’re trying to reduce fibroid symptoms.