Diet and Nutrition for Fibromyalgia

Hello there Fibro Warriors!

It’s March and springtime is just around the corner! Now that we’ve all had some time plan for the new year, let’s focus today on diet and nutrition tips for Fibromyalgia. Diet and nutrition are very important aspects to our health and can help with the various Fibromyalgia symptoms us Warriors have to face.

Foods with High Energy

Eating foods that provide energy will keep you motivated and avoid crashing throughout the days. Most of us would head straight for sugary foods or caffeinated drinks but that can actually cause a flare up. Instead of those foods or drinks that give us quick energy, eat foods that are rich in energy and that will give you energy throughout the day. Such foods are almonds, apples, bananas, beans, dark leafy greens, eggs, and oatmeal, just to name a few!

Foods with High Antioxidants

Antioxidants the molecules in our body that provide help in keeping cells from getting damaged by stopping oxidation, which is the chemical reaction that can harm cells. Foods such as blueberries and cranberries, beans, pecans, and even dark chocolate can give our body the antioxidants we need to keep our antioxidant systems in check and avoid flare ups.

Foods with High Amino Acids

Amino acids are part of what builds up the proteins in our cells and muscles. Eating foods that are high in amino acids can provide our body with the protein we need to fight on. Chicken and turkey, lean cuts of beef and pork, fish such as halibut and tuna, low fat cheese and yogurt, and plant-based proteins like soybeans and quinoa are some of the foods with high amino acid levels that can build up the protein in our bodies.

When it comes it diet and nutrition, these are just some of the many tips you can do to help cope with your symptoms and flare ups. It’s also important to take note of what foods work best for you, what foods you can add, and which foods you can eliminate. Everyone is different and has a different balance of what nutrients they need. Keep fighting Fibro Warriors and let us know what types of foods work for you and if you find any good recipes!

For more information/sources, check out these links!

https://www.vitalmotion.com/fibromyalgia-facts/fibromyalgia-diet/

https://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/living-with-fibromyalgia-tips#1

https://www.healthline.com/health/fibromyalgia-diet-to-ease-symptoms#energy–rich-foods

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