MS and your Diet

While there is no specific diet that is good for your multiple sclerosis symptoms, there are certain nutrients that are thought to ease symptoms. Doctors tend to recommend you try to follow a low-fat, high-fiber diet – not far off what most people would hope to attain.

A variety of fruit and veg, whole grains, low-fat dairy, nuts, legumes, and skinless poultry and fish are the best options. Avoiding high-fat content, and processed foods is also a good recommendation.

Gluten Free?

Though it has been suggested in the past, a gluten-free diet has not been proven to improve conditions for patients. People with MS are no more likely to be sensitive to gluten than anybody else.


Paleo diets favor lean meats, nuts, and berries. Pretty much the idea behind the paleo diet is that your body is able to digest these staple foods better than modern, processed foods. A short study suggested that after a year on the paleo diet, some MS patients said they felt less tired, though there is no proof that it is the diet that improved this symptom.

Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. There is no research that suggests it is beneficial for MS patients, though it is certainly good for your overall health. The Mediterranean diet is said to reduce inflammation which is great for your overall wellbeing.

Vitamin D

MS patients with higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to have relapsing symptoms but unfortunately, it is not a cure either. You can find vitamin D in milk products, orange juice, and fish. Sunlight makes vitamin D, and you can even take it in a supplement.

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Posted on April 11, 2017