Fight Fibromyalgia Naturally With These Food Tips
Updated : May 19, 2021 13:05 IST
Foods can prevent inflammation and help boost mental health naturally through gut-brain connection.
With people home-bound and the summer season at its peak, how can you feel better, deal with chronic pain and do more? With May being Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, let us discuss some food-based strategies to deal with Fibromyalgia (chronic pain). So, does food play a role in overcoming chronic pain? Yes, it does! Nutrition plays a vital part in how you feel mentally, emotionally and physically. Foods can prevent or cause inflammation, a significant part of Fibromyalgia, and they can help boost mental health and mood naturally through optimised neurotransmitter production and the gut-brain connection.
Fibre is prebiotic, and it is the food for your microbiome. Fibre is closely connected to reduced chronic pain and better physical and mental health because of its ability to reduce inflammation and the gut-brain axis. Probiotics will help improve mental health and boost mood naturally, but the fibre is a must for a healthy gut microbiome. Examples of fibrous foods:
If you are getting adequate fibre, now think about varying the microbiome's food sources. The greater the diversity of the gut’s microbiome, the healthier your gut and mental health will be. Try adding some sauerkraut, kimchi, yoghurt and other probiotic-containing foods to your everyday habit.
In people with fibro, inflammation is a root cause of chronic pain. Dairy products are inflammatory; hence you should replace them with a non-dairy alternative. By doing this, you can eliminate those pains and aches and start to eliminate headaches and brain fog naturally.
Ginger and turmeric are two primary anti-inflammatory foods. They help reduce pain and inflammation naturally in the body, helping you feel better. Cilantro is another excellent anti-inflammatory food that you can add to your diet.
Refined sugars can contribute to chronic pain as they are highly inflammatory. Try to eliminate white sugar and use alternatives like honey, coconut sugar, and stevia to provoke a robust provocative body's response.