Many “experts” say that there is no way of eating that will help your autoimmune disorder. Others disagree with that especially those who have one or more of those disorders.
Six million Americans have Fibromyalgia. One of the symptoms is extreme fatigue. What you eat may have an impact on how much energy you have or how much time you spend on the couch.
What you want to eat:
Lean sources of protein such as tofu, white-meat chicken, turkey, beans and fish should be part of your diet. You will get consistent energy with these kinds of foods.
You want to eat frequently and make these small meals. You can snack on unsalted nuts and seeds, which will give you protein and the much needed omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon.
Look for whole grain foods. When you read the ingredients in bread just because it says whole wheat flour does not mean it is whole grain. In fact it is probably just the opposite. That said it is probably better than Wonderbread. Whole grains are good carbohydrates. If anyone says you cannot eat carbs, then they are wrong unless you are allergic to them.
Look for soy-based milk and cheeses rather than dairy products, which you are much more apt to react to negatively.
A multi-vitamin should be added to your daily routine as should the B family and D. Many of us are low in vitamin D. Have your doctor check your levels.
There is no reason to stay away from good fats such as olive oil and avocado – in fact they are wonderful foods.
Stay away from:
Foods with caffeine will give you a buzz but the chocolate you had after your processed turkey sandwich on white bread is going to wear off and put you to sleep quickly. In other words stay away from anything white and processed.
Make sure the food you buy doesn’t have saturated fats, which can clog your arteries making the flow of your blood slow and drag you down.
Yeast, according to some, can increase muscle and joint pain and gluten can cause gluten intolerance. Many believe that all problems start in your gut. Remember that the next time you are in the supermarket.
This is in no way intended as medical advice. Please speak to your doctor or see a nutritionist.
Once you are feeling better, get exercise. Exercise gives you energy.
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