Best Diet for Fibromyalgia
If you have fibromyalgia, getting the proper nutrition can help in a number of ways. For example, it can:
- Give you more energy
- Make you feel better in general
- Help you avoid other health problems.
Research scientists have only recently begun to study nutritional therapy for fibromyalgia, so the "best" diet for people with the condition has not yet been determined. Although some people with fibromyalgia report feeling better when they eat or avoid certain foods, there is currently no diet that has been proven to slow down or cure the condition. However, it's still important to follow a healthy, balanced diet.
Some suggestions for eating a well-balanced diet include:
- Eating heart-healthy foods. This can include foods such as:
- Fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
- Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
- Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
- Limiting your intake of alcohol.
(For more information, click Fibromyalgia Diet. This article offers more in-depth information on determining the best diet for you, including what to do if you think certain foods are making your symptoms worse.)