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Fibromyalgia Treatment: How Your Diet Can Help

Did you know that what you eat plays a very big role in your fibromyalgia treatment? Your doctor might recommend diet changes as part of your treatment plan. Even if your doctor doesn’t order this, you might decide to partake in certain diet changes on your own because you see that they can help you live a more comfortable life.

Studies have shown that eliminating one or more foods from your diet can help reduce your symptoms and pain from fibromyalgia.

Foods To Eat

What are some good foods that can help you with your fibromyalgia? Below is a list of some great foods to eat. Remember that fresh is always better than frozen or canned foods that have a lot of preservatives.

Meat, Poultry, Fish –
• Lean beef
• Lean pork
• Chicken
• Turkey
• Shrimp
• Scallops
• Clams
• Nitrite free bacon

Dairy (small amounts)
• Cheese
• Sour Cream
• Butter
Eggs
Nuts
• Pistachios
• Macadamia nuts
• Walnuts
• Cashews
• Almonds
• Peanuts
• Sunflower seeds
• Nut Butters
• Brazil nuts
Beans
• Lentils
• Kidney beans
• Pinto beans
• Refried beans made with lard seems to be especially good
• Garbanzo beans
• Black beans
Fruit
• Grapefruit
• Pineapple
• Tangerines
• Oranges
• Cooked Tomatoes
• Unsweetened applesauce
• Coconut and coconut milk
• Avocado
Grains
• Al dente pasta – made from refined wheat, spelt, or rice and not fortified
• Unfortified white rice
• Tortillas – corm and wheat
Vegetables
• Artichokes
• Asparagus
• Broccoli
• Chard
• Dandelion greens
• Celery
• Eggplant
• Green Beans
• Kale
• Peppers – red, green, yellow and orange
• Radicchio
• Spinach
• Squash
• Zucchini

Making The Change

Changing your diet isn’t always easy. In fact, most people find it difficult once they have grown accustomed to certain types of foods and formed eating habits. You might want to start slowing weeding out the bad stuff and in with the good stuff or you might try the “cold-turkey” approach and just give up all the bad foods and start fresh with a new and improved diet so that you can start seeing an improvement in your symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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