Let’s face it — following a healthy diet is important to your overall wellness. And many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) say that making the right food choices helps them live better with the disease, too.
In fact, on Tippi MS, a social tool for sharing your go-to tips for living with MS, food is one of the most popular topics that people are talking about.
While an exact MS diet doesn’t exist, choosing nutritious foods and cutting back on highly processed foods can provide benefits like improving your energy level and reducing the impact of other symptoms. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), diet could even play a role in disease progression.
But don’t just take it from us. You can read hundreds of real-life tips in the words of people who have tried it all on Tippi MS. Here are just a few of their best diet tips.
Tip No. 1: Start With Good Nutrition
Because there’s no specific diet for MS, navigating diet advice might seem confusing. But quite simply, the best diet for MS may be to follow the same healthy eating guidelines as everyone else. The NMSS recommends eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet that focuses on real food (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein) as opposed to processed foods that are high in salt, sugar, and other additives.