Healthy Living

Do Fruits and Vegetables Really Reduce MS Symptoms?

A healthy diet according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society explains how those with the disease should approach their diet, "maintenance of general good health is very important for people with any chronic disorder: a well-balanced and planned diet will help achieve this goal. Although there is no special 'MS diet,' what and how you eat can make a difference in your energy level, bladder and bowel function, and overall health. MS specialists recommend that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet recommendations of the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society for the general population. The USDA's MyPlate website can help you start on the path to healthy nutrition."

While the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes discussed in the study are certainly important in assisting those with multiple sclerosis conquer their symptoms, there are also some other elements that are important to be sure are a part of your diet (and some will be found in the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while others are complementary).