The most important thing for people with MS is to preserve good health. Specialists recommend a well-balanced, low-fat and high fiber
diet that is recommended for the general population.
There is very limited evidence of effectiveness about diets. However, there is
some evidence that a diet low in saturated fats and supplemented by Omega 3 and
Omega 6 might have some benefits for people with MS.
What should I eat?
Try to aim for a variety of different foods, containing a balance of the major food groups:
- Proteins are good for tissue growth and repair;
- Carbohydrates and sugars give you lots of energy;
- Fats help the body absorb certain vitamins and for essential fatty acids;
- Fibre support the body for healthy digestion;
- Vitamins and minerals assist the body on many processes, including tissue repair, bone strength and nutrients absorption.
- Fluids are good for optimum working of the body. Water carries nutrients round the body. Also it helps in the various chemical processes taking place in our cells.
There is also some food that you should avoid. These types of food can aggravate your symptoms:
- Gluten-containing grains and wheat;
- Saturated fat and sugar should be limited.
Which are the benefits of a balanced diet?
If you eat nutritionally balanced meals, the body will work at its full capacity. These are some of the benefits that you experience when you combine a healthy diet with the right exercise:
- weight control
- decreased fatigue
- keep bones healthy and strong
- strengthen the heart
- increase mobility
- maintain teeth health
- improve muscle strength
The MS diet provides a strict eating plan that should help temper the symptoms associated with MS. It is important to have a well-balanced diet for your overall health and for managing MS symptoms.