Fibromyalgia- Friendly Grocery List

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We cannot stress this enough – what you eat plays a MAJOR role in your overall health; so much more so for people dealing with fibromyalgia. Your diet massively influence how you experience FM. What you eat can either  trigger flare ups or provide relief. 

You're probably here because: (1) you're dealing with fibromyalgia or (2) you have a loved one dealing with fibromyalgia or (3) you're just curious. Whichever the reason is, this Fibromyalgia Friendly Grocery List that we prepared for you will be advantageous for you to: 

(1) Avoid triggering flare ups;

(2) Experience relief;

(3) Have a healthy diet in general.

 

Save this on your phone and take this with you when you go get your groceries!

Fibromyalgia Friendly Grocery List

 

Ginger

In addition to flavoring food, ginger root has a number of health benefits. It can ease nausea and improve digestion. This spice is also helpful in pain management.

It is found that using ginger oil for one month significantly reduced inflammation and blocked pain sensations. Ginger was also reported to increase antioxidant activity in the body. 

 

Olive Oil

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disease that imposes physical, psychological, and social limitations. Oxidative stress may play a role in the pathophysiology of FM. Olive oil has been shown to be effective treatment against the oxidative stress associated with fibromyalgia. 

 

Quinoa

Processed foods typically have more additives and less fiber and nutrients than unprocessed foods. 

When choosing carbohydrate-containing foods for your meals, choose whole grains. A good example is quinoa. 

 

Tuna and Salmon

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, vitamin D supplementation may reduce pain in people with fibromyalgia who are deficient in this nutrient. 

You can get vitamin D naturally in fishes such as tuna and salmon. 

 

Avocados

If you are looking to heal and decrease inflammation, crank up your essential fatty acid intake. An example of good fat is avocado.

 

Eggs

Egg yolks are a good source of vitamin D. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there may be a link between fibromyalgia symptoms and a vitamin D deficiency. Some good dietary sources of vitamin D include: egg yolks.

 

Dark Chocolate

Magnesium citrate supplementation may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia. 

Magnesium is found in many healthy foods, including dark chocolate. Yes, that's right! Go treat yourself with some good dark chocolates! 


Walnuts

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce levels of oxidative stress, as well as lower levels of inflammation and boost immunity. Omega-3s are abundant in  walnuts!

 

Arugula

Magnesium citrate supplementation may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia. Dark leafy greens like arugula are rich in magnesium. 

 

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This pain tracking sheet is a simple to use form that you can print several copies and put them in a binder. You can fill it out throughout the day or every night with a warm cup of tea. Writing things down can also help to get them out of our mind.

This guide contains a comprehensive plan to help you live with less pain with the help of nature. This includes: Foods, aromatherapy, meditation, routines, sleep, exercise, self care, and more. 

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/essential-oils-for-fibromyalgia#howto-use

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27443526/#:~:text=Objectives%3A%20Fibromyalgia%20(FM)%20is,stress%20associated%20with%20several%20diseases.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia/diet/fibromyalgia-what-eat-what-avoid/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315386#:~:text=Share%20on%20Pinterest%20Egg%20yolks,egg%20yolks

 

 

 

 

 

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