Diet for Fibromyalgia

Research has not been able to prove which food exactly causes Fibromyalgia in human beings. Very little information has been made available to us regarding food and nutrition for this disease. A balanced diet can however help you out to get rid of this disease. It can maximize liveliness and minimize constant lethargy in you.

Foods to avoid in Fibromyalgia

A lot of people have recovered from Fibromyalgia by changing their diet. Doctors thus have found out that there are certain food items that are harmful for people suffering from Fibromyalgia. These are:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Chocolate

Some other food items that you should avoid are:

  • High fat dairy products
  • White flour and white sugar
  • Oily or fried food items
  • Salty foods and junk foods
  • Red/marbled meat
  • Coffee and caffeinated teas
  • Tobacco and its forms
  • Saccharine and NutraSweet
  • Foods to eat in Fibromyalgia

There are some food items that you can eat. They are:

Meat/ Fish/Poultry

– It is always advisable to eat organic meat. You can anyways have these meats:

  • Lean pork/beef
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Turkey
  • Scallops
  • Nitrite free bacon
  • Broth made from whole parts of meat like a whole chicken leg with tendons, ligament and bones)

Dairy –

You should always try to have dairy products in small portions. There are some dairy products that you can take. These are:

  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese

Eggs

– You can always try to have eggs but limit it to 1 in a day.

Nuts –

These are certain nuts that are advisable for you. These are:

  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Brazil nuts

Beans

– These are some beans that are really helpful for you.

  • Lentils
  • Pinto beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Black beans
  • Garbanzo beans

Fruit –

Try to avoid excess consumption of fruits in a day. This might increase the blood sugar level in you.

  • Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Cooked tomatoes
  • Coconut and coconut milk
  • Avocado
  • Applesauce without sugar
  • Vegetables

    – A lot of vegetables can be taken indeed in the form of broths and soups. Do not try to over cook them or add too much of spice to them. There are some vegetables that are very helpful for you like:

  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans

Peppers –

Green, red, yellow and orange

  • Squash
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Lettuce

Oils –

Completely avoid the usage of oil in your food. But still there are some oils that are harmless if taken in small portions.

  • Canola oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Walnut oil

Typical menu chart for Fibromyalgia

We have provided you with a simple menu chart that can be helpful for you to know exactly which food you should eat and food items you should avoid.

Breakfast

You can start your breakfast with 2 egg spinach omelet and 1/2 cup of grapefruit.

Snack

You can have a handful of any above mentioned nuts.

Lunch

You can have any home made soup with meat or vegetables. But, do not make it too oily or too spicy.

Dinner

Dinner is all about having light food stuff. Items like steamed asparagus, roast pork tenderloin, steamed red pepper, small amount of pasta with spaghetti sauce can be eaten for dinner.