7 Foods You Should Avoid if You Suffer From Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition which affects 4% of the population. As our last blog post on this matter stated, a majority of those who suffer from the condition are females. With no known certain treatment for the condition and the wide range of its discomfort and location of pain in the body, no two cases are the same. With that, no two people can go the same way about treating it. Simply, different things work for different people.

Like many conditions, a good diet may be able to ease the pain. So what is the best diet to be on when fibromyalgia is present? Well, let’s go back to the opening paragraph: Different strokes for different folks, but there are some foods that seem to make the condition worse according to a WebMD article on the subject.

Below are WebMD’s 7 Foods to Avoid if you suffer from Fibromyalgia:

  1. Aspartame (NutraSweet).
  2. Food additives including MSG (monosodium glutamate) and nitrates
  3. Sugar, fructose, and simple carbohydrates
  4. Caffeine — including coffee, tea, colas, and chocolate
  5. Yeast and gluten
  6. Dairy
  7. Nightshade Plants: Tomatoes, chili and bell peppers, potatoes, and eggplant

To see why these foods made the list check out the full article on WebMD by clicking here.