We all know food is key … for our health, well-being and in Fibro cases, pain, fatigue and fog reduction. There is no such thing as a “fibromyalgia diet.” No food, or combination of foods, has been proven to relieve symptoms. Yet some people do claim that they feel better when they eat—or avoid—certain types of foods. You may need to keep a food diary to find out which foods seem to trigger or improve your symptoms
The energy that your body lacks can be made up by eating a diet rich in whole grains, such as whole grain bread, cereals and pasta, oatmeal, legumes, sprouted grains, brown rice and quinoa. These complex carbs break down slowly, and provide the necessary energy that helps fight fatigue that is associated with fibromyalgia.
Include any form of protein at each meal, whether it is fish, chicken, nuts, beans or peanut butter. These foods give you abundant energy by energizing your muscles. They also deal with a common symptom of fibromyalgia, inadequate energy levels. Eating these foods in good quantity helps build your protein quotient. Reducing your carb intake and packing more protein into your diet can keep blood glucose levels from fluctuating, which can trigger fatigue. The Mediterranean diet is a great starting place.
Fruits and Veggies
Typically low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in antioxidants. That’s good news for those who are, respectively, battling obesity, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or autoimmune disorders — all common among Fibromyalgia patients. Plus, natural foods lack the additives that can aggravate symptoms. Preservatives and coloring tend to have a negative effect on a person with Fibromyalgia. Eating as clean and natural as possible is a huge plus.
The “good fat” found in cold-water fish and walnuts are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, Although they may not offer pain relief across the board, they’re a worthy addition to any diet.