Diet

No diet has been proven to result in a specific benefit for people with MS. However, as a general rule, it is helpful to eat well and eat regularly.

Remember to:

  • Eat a variety of foods, including plenty of fibre
  • Substitute some monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and reduce overall fat intake
  • Drink alcohol in moderation (if you drink alcohol at all)
  • Balance food intake with physical activity
  • Seek advice from a qualified dietician

When combined with appropriate exercise, a balanced diet can help to control weight, decrease fatigue. Maintain regular bowel and bladder function, and keep bones and muscles healthy and strong. Many people find that eating nutritionally balanced meals to improve their quality of life and sense of well being.

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