Having a healthy, balanced diet is recommended for anyone, particularly those with fibromyalgia, as there are foods that can help to fight inflammation and in turn reduce pain.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain all over the body, as well as extreme fatigue, stiffness, mental fogginess, headaches, and increased sensitivity to pain. Although there is yet to be a cure for fibromyalgia, there are many treatments out there for sufferers to try in order to reduce painful symptoms. One potential way to treat fibromyalgia naturally is through the diet; having a clean diet helps to support your immune system, allows you to maintain a healthy weight, and can reduce inflammation in your body. If you’re a fibromyalgia patient on the hunt for a new treatment method, look no further. In this blog, we provide a list of healthy recipes that could help towards reducing the pain you feel on a daily basis*.
*It’s important to remember that while we are experts in handling fibromyalgia compensation claims, we are not medical experts, therefore, before beginning any new diet, we would recommend you discuss everything through with your GP.
This recipe is quick, easy to make, and the perfect option for a highly nutritious breakfast, lunch or snack. Avocados are low in saturated fat and contain more potassium than bananas, a nutrient that is said to reduce blood pressure. For the toast, we would recommend whole wheat or, if you’re gluten intolerant, a gluten-free option.
Salmon is a great addition to any meal; as well as being high in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon helps to reduce inflammation and joint pain. Although this recipe is healthy, it isn’t short on flavour; the glaze itself is made from a mixture of chilli sauce, soy, sesame oil, rice wine, garlic, and ginger. Who said eating healthy was bland and boring?
Black beans are prized for having high protein and fibre content, which is essential for healthy bowels, regular bowel movements, and weight management. This healthy recipe will act as the perfect replacement for beef burgers at any barbeque. Don’t forget that if you are avoiding gluten, you should opt for gluten-free buns to serve your veggie burgers with.
With this recipe, you will transform sweet potato from a sweet treat into a satisfying savoury feast. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as potassium, dietary fibre, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. In addition to the sweet potato, there is a healthy filling made with spinach and chickpeas to bump up the health factor, both of which are ingredients notorious for their health benefits.
This vegan recipe is so much more than your everyday vegetable soup. It’s low in fat, cholesterol and calories, which makes it the go-to recipe for times when your stomach is craving good food. With various herbs and spices, including thyme, sage and bay leaves, this soup is full of flavour, so you definitely won’t need to reach for the salt anytime soon.
If you’re looking for a tasty and simple yet filling lunch, this salad recipe is perfect. The combination of chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olive oil, and greek yoghurt is a match made in heaven. As these ingredients are easy to pick up from your local supermarket, it couldn’t be simpler to make, meaning that you can easily prepare for your lunches in advance.
This hearty shepherd’s pie is the perfect option for cold evenings. With lentils, sweet potato, pumpkin peel, tomatoes, and various other vegetables, this recipe is full of goodness as well as flavour. As it serves up to 6 people, it’s also the ideal recipe to prepare for any family get-togethers you’re hosting.
It’s important to remember that although healthy eating may work for one person with fibromyalgia, it isn’t guaranteed to work for you; while some people show sensitivities to gluten, others will show sensitivities to dairy, which proves how symptoms vary from sufferer to sufferer. When trying new recipes, it’s important that you pay attention to how your body responds in order to understand which foods you should and shouldn’t eat. As discussed previously in this blog post, it’s important to discuss new diets through with a medical expert, so that you can both create a bespoke eating plan that’s specific to your situation.
Although we aren’t medical experts, we do have vast experience in securing fibromyalgia compensation for a wide range of patients. If you suffer from fibromyalgia as a result of an accident or injury and want to find out whether or not you are entitled to compensation, our team of legal experts is always on hand to provide answers to all your questions. To get in touch with us, simply call 0808 123 0003 for free or click here to fill in our online contact form.