Food is a powerful tool when it comes to living a healthy life. Many researchers have even found that certain foods have the power to prevent cancer, fight illnesses, and more. Even those with multiple sclerosis can help improve their condition with a better diet. Try these diet changes to see if they improve your MS symptoms.
- Oil Change: There have been a few studies done on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and MS. However, the studies conflict each other. It is still wise to get these good healthy fats in your diet, though. You can get your daily dose of omega-3 through a supplement, but it is best to get it naturally through fish or nuts.
- Vitamin D: There is no coincidence that MS is more common in parts of the world that get less sunlight. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to more severe issues with MS. It is important to get enough vitamin D through sun exposure and through your diet. Try spending 30 minutes a day outside without sunscreen (put some on after 30 minutes, though). Also, you can get vitamin D naturally through cod liver oil, beef liver, and cheese. Getting vitamin D naturally should be your priority over taking a supplement.
- Gluten-Free Diet: Cutting out the gluten is very popular among those with MS. It can work for some if gluten is causing inflammation in the body.
- Boost Fiber: Many of today’s illnesses and conditions stem from too many bad fats and processed foods and too little fiber. Everyone can benefit from cutting out fast food, fried foods, and processed foods, while increasing their intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Bad fats will cause more inflammation in the body, whereas many fruits and vegetables are naturally anti-inflammatory.
If you want to see improvement in your MS symptoms, try changing up your diet. While there has been a lot of great results with MS symptoms and a diet change, there is no guarantee that a diet can treat MS on its own. However, a healthier diet is always a good plan, so be sure to talk with your doctor about it.
Remember to always consult your chiropractor or doctor before taking any health advice.