Fibromyalgia: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that makes the sufferer to experience fatigue, tender points, and pain in various part of the body. Diagnosis of this condition may be hard since the symptoms experienced are similar to other conditions and disease in the body. Treating fibromyalgia can also be quite difficult.

While changing dietary routine and adding some other supplements to diet may not be an official treatment method for fibromyalgia, symptoms can be managed and suppressed with taking some types of diets and avoiding some others.

For example, it has been shown according to scientific evidence [1] that taking an anti-inflammatory diet may help relief the symptoms of chronic pain. Although anti-inflammatory diet doesn’t necessarily have a specific diet plan, but guidelines for this diet can helps patients to choose foods to eat and avoid.

Solely taking foods that are made from plants have also been discovered to aid in reliving symptoms gotten from fibromyalgia. This is probably due to the facts that foods made from plants have antioxidant [2] related substances that assist the body in disposing of “free radicals.” Free radical are unwanted charged particles that are naturally produced by the body as by-products of important metabolic processes. Having high levels of these radicals in our system can cause inflammatory reactions and oxidative stress [3].

Foods to Eat

The guidelines below can assist a patient suffering from fibromyalgia to make suitable choices for anti-inflammatory diets.

Aim for a Balanced Diet

Anyone doesn’t need to be told before knowing that eating a balanced diet is good for their health. Even if one doesn’t have fibromyalgia, a balanced diet has many health benefits. This diet should contain [4] vegetables, healthy fats, fruit, whole grains, lean protein e.g. fish, or chicken, low-fat dairy foods, and other healthy components of balanced diet. It would be wise to equally avoid foods that are not good for the health, such as fired or processed foods, and foods with high-level of fat. It is also important to reduce the amount of salt intake m