Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: 3 Nutritional Tips To Having A Healthy Cervix


If you didn't know, January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer affects the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects it to the vagina. If you have ever had a pap smear, then you know how necessary it is for preventative screening. Here are 3 nutritional tips to having a healthy cervix.

3 Nutritional Tips To Having A Healthy Cervix Right Now

1. Vitamins

Vitamins are important in keeping the cervix healthy. Vitamins E, A, C, and B are all essential vitamins that can be introduced into a healthier diet. Choose plenty of healthy greens, citrus fruits, and nuts to help support healthy cells in the cervix. Below is a list of various foods that are high in these vitamins:

  1. Brussels sprouts
  2. Sweet potatoes
  3. Salmon
  4. Chickpeas
  5. Kiwis
  6. Bell peppers
  7. Peanuts
  8. Citrus fruits
  9. Almonds
  10. Hazelnuts

Of course, this is just a short list of many foods that are high in vitamins E, A, C, and B! And it is important to take a multivitamin that contains E, A, C, and B as well. For more information on a healthier diet rich in antioxidants, click here.

2. Flavonoids

Flavonoids are one of the leading sources that help prevent cancer. They are chemical compounds that are found in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are a great anti-inflammatory agent and are known to prevent oxidative damage to cells in the body. Here is a short list of flavonoids:

  1. Apples
  2. Lettuce
  3. Spinach
  4. Beans
  5. Broccoli
  6. Berries
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Black tea
  9. Green tea
  10. Grapes

For more information on flavonoids, click here.

3. Folates

Folates are a water soluble vitamin B that are naturally found in a variety of foods. They can also be added to foods and sold as a supplement known as folic acid. Research suggests that folic acid is better absorbed by the body than folates found in raw foods. Here is a short list of foods that contain folates:

  1. Sunflower seeds
  2. Whole grains
  3. Liver
  4. Seafood
  5. Oranges
  6. Eggs
  7. Turnips
  8. Lettuce
  9. Spinach
  10. Broccoli

For more information on folates, read here.

Foods to Avoid

Of course, there are also certain foods to avoid eating. Limit eating red meats like beef and pork, processed meats such as deli meats, processed foods such as fast food and french fries, and saturated and trans fats. Additionally, processed sugars like soda and desserts should be reduced as well.

All of these foods increase inflammation in the body, which contributes to a variety of health issues, including cervical cancer. Always consult with your doctor to come up with a diet plan that works for you.


These 3 nutritional tips to having a healthy cervix will give you a better understanding of just some of the many healthy food choices out there. Whether you choose to take vitamins or eat healthy foods, there is something for everyone to choose from that will work with healthier eating.

Written by: Maggie

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