Nutrition, a good diet, and some lifestyle changes can really help if you suffer from any kind of autoimmune disease. Eating the right foods, and avoiding certain ones, can have a really big impact on your life. For example, you may notice that this eases some of your symptoms. There is a lot of research into what can help with different diseases.
Which diet is best?
The thing to keep in mind is that there are many types of autoimmune disease. A number of them have some similar symptoms. In addition, every person is different. So, while two people may be diagnosed with the same condition, their symptoms and triggers may differ. That means there is no one size fits all diet. Instead, it is important to tailor it to the specific person.
One of the best options is to choose a diet that is full of foods that are anti-inflammatory. This can help with diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis and others where inflammations can be very painful. The idea of the diet is to eat more natural foods like ocean caught fish, olive oil, vegetables and fruit. Limiting diary intake can be good too.
Fruits and vegetables
People who suffer from various types of autoimmune disease can benefit from changing to a diet that has more and a wider variety of fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to go vegan entirely; in fact that kind of diet can actually be quite harmful to your body if done incorrectly. Instead, you should look to get a good balance between fruit and veg while also eating good quality meat and fish. Cooking the vegetables is a good idea too because it can break down the molecules so they are easier on the immune system.
While this kind of diet is best for people with Celiac disease, it is also a good option for other autoimmune diseases. The thing to keep in mind is that the gluten can trigger an immune response. Removing it from your diet can really help.
Talk to us about autoimmune disease and your diet
At Principal Nutrition you can talk to a BANT nutritionist to find out what the best kind of diet is for you. The goal will be to design one that will account for your symptoms and lifestyle. It will include healthy foods and can also eliminate any that are triggering.
If you want to learn more, please contact us.