Fiber and Endometriosis
A great factor to include in a diet for endometriosis is fiber. This is because fiber helps decrease circulating estrogen in your system that feeds endometriosis.
Fiber also aids your digestion by improving bowel motility. Yay!
The easiest form of fiber to digest is in fruits and vegetables so we should be consuming lots of those! 🙂
But fiber is also found in grains. The one of focus in today’s post: oats.
Oats may or may not agree with you if you have endometriosis. I used to eat them a lot more then stopped since I fell into the whole circulating idea that grains are bad.
But this thought process shifted again due to messages from my body this past week. Maybe oats aren’t that bad after all….
Benefits of Oats
One of the reason for my long avoidance of oats was my worry that it was raising my blood sugar levels. Come to find out that oats actually make it easier to keep blood sugar levels under control.
Additionally, oats contain a variety of healing minerals including: manganese, selenium, magnesium and zinc and are said to help support a healthy heart.
Since they help remove bad estrogens from your body, oats also decrease your risk for other estrogen dominate conditions such as breast and ovarian cancers.
The soluble fiber found in oats helps clear out your bowels. And this is the primary reason why I decided to write about them today because… well… my poop has been amazing since consuming the cookies below 🙂
My husband suggested that I call them perfect poop cookies, but since that’s sort of gross (LOL) I’m keeping it at Super Simple Oatmeal Cookies.
Super Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
(gluten free & vegan)
I had a sweet tooth and went searching in my cabinets for something to create and the primary ingredient I pulled out was the lonely bag of Gluten Free Rolled Oats.
I used gluten free oats since oats are generally cross-contaminated with gluten. This is because oats are often times grown and/or processed with wheat.
The recipe yielded me a dozen cookies. As always, organic food choices are best.
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- 2 bananas (I like them best for cooking when they are super ripe!)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of dairy free dark chocolate chunks (the higher the percentage of cocoa the better)
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
If chocolate bothers you then feel free to substitute with raisins or currants – both are yummy too!
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit).
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor, then pulse until the oats and chocolate are broken down.
- Scoop by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet.
- Cook for 12 minutes.
On the Positive Side?
I thought the cookies were delicious! I hope that you think so too.
And, as mentioned, they made me poop amazing! Check out a previous post I did if you want to know more details about the components of a perfect poop 🙂
Would love to know if you tried the cookies. What do you think? Did you make any modifications? Any other oat recipes to share? I’d love to hear from you…
Hello Aubree! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am excited to try it out! I’ve read that grains (like oats),nuts & seeds have a layer of phytic acid which is difficult for endo ladies to digest. Thus, it would be best to soak these for a couple of hours before consuming them. Have you read/heard of something similar?
Hi Michelle – You can definitely try soaking your oaks beforehand to see if it helps. I know that oats don’t agree with everyone, especially if your digestion is sensitive. As with all things, all in moderation. Hope you enjoy them 🙂
Thank you,Aubree! 🙂
Mmm these are yummy! I had saved the link a while ago and just came across it yesterday. So simple and easy! Delicious!
Glad you enjoyed them love.