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6 Painless Fibromyalgia Diet Tips


Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that affects up to 5-million Americans, according to Healthline.com. While there are approved drugs meant to treat the condition, there are other things you can do to decrease the symptoms and increase your quality of life.

When it comes to diet changes, it’s not so much about the foods you’re consuming – it’s about the ones to avoid, according to Healthline.com. “No food, or combination of foods, has been proven to relieve symptoms,” notes the source. But having a “well-rounded diet” can make an improvement, it adds. Other sources suggest keeping a food diary to write down what works and what doesn’t. Here are six diet tips for sufferers of fibromyalgia…

1. Eat Fruits and Vegetables

EveryDayHealth.com notes that fruits and vegetables are low in calories and high in fiber, as well as “rich” in antioxidants and phytochemicals. ” That’s good news for those who are, respectively, battling obesity, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or autoimmune disorders — all common among fibromyalgia patients,” notes the source.

It also explains that natural foods like fruits and veggies lack the additives (such as preservatives and fibromyalgia) that can make symptoms worse. On that note, trying to avoid artificial additives altogether is a good idea if you suffer from fibromyalgia pain, it adds. “Eating more natural foods is very important.”

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