While Fibromyalgia is a well-known disease there is still much debate over what it is actually caused by. As we recently discussed on the blog, while it is distinguished by joint and muscle pain, it does not present itself like other inflammatory diseases. Despite this, there have been discussions that suggest that inflammation could be a factor. This leads to the fact that diet could be key – so all fibro suffers should pay close attention to what they eat to help alleviate their symptoms.
To help with this we’ve compiled a short guide to some of the websites that you should bookmark to help you prepare food that will help rather than hinder you living with fibro.
As well as foods that directly affect fibromyalgia, it makes sense to make sure that you are eating as healthily as possible. After all, the more healthy your body the easier it will be to manage your symptoms.
- http://www.lifescript.comLifescript.com is a website dedicated to women’s health, ranging from health to parenting, fitness and diet. Fibromyalgia suffers are primarily women so it makes a lot of sense to see a selection of recipes on the site aimed at fibro sufferers. Categories range from eggless and low-calorie breakfasts to fast 20-minute dinners and, oddly, ‘bridal shower’ dishes.
- http://www.thekitchn.comIf you are a fan of chicken, salmon or some vegetarian dishes then take a look at this page, which lists six recipes in answer to a reader question on dishes that omit eggs, nuts, grains, corn, dairy, and legumes.
- http://www.everydayhealth.comThis site isn’t a food site but does have a useful page, which claims that it’s been ‘medically reviewed’ by a doctor, that discusses a list of food types that could potentially causing issues for fibro sufferers: – caffeine, sugar, MSG, dairy and gluten – and goes into some detail on each one.
- https://uk.pinterest.com/fibro24/fibromyalgia-recipe-cards/Are you familiar with Pinterest? It’s a website that lets you curate a group of images organised into ‘boards’ that can be categorised as you please. One user has a public list of recipes for fibro patients – from breaded turkey and garlic mushrooms to carrot soup. Click on the pictures to see the full recipes and you can comment on them underneath.
- https://www.youtube.comIf you fancy watching rather than reading, then head over to YouTube: There are several clips their focusing on recipes suitable for fibro patients. For example, there’s one that focuses on a diet plan and one that gives you 13 Natural Ways To Manage Fibromyalgia. Be warned, they are quite US centric but it’s worth going through them – you’ll be certain to find some good food advice and some empathy with what you’re experiencing.
- http://www.living-smarter-with-fibromyalgia.com/gluten-free.htmlThis website is set up by ‘Fibro-Girl’. While she probably won’t be appearing in a superhero movie anytime soon, she may become your saviour if any of the recipes on this site work for you.The dishes are described as, “gluten-free, grain free and anti-inflammatory recipes,” –spaghetti squash, Jicama Salad and Jicama Salad are all there. It’s not all worthy main meals, there’s also enticing sounding ‘Coco Love Bars’. There are a good number of other options, so we’d definitely bookmark this one.
Have you found any recipes that have improved your quality of life? Do you have any tips and recipes to share with us? We would love to hear your comments below.
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