Community

what diet should i follow for multiple sclerosis

Go Low on Fat and High on Fiber

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and many experts agree that if you have MS, it’s smart to follow a low-fat, high-fiber diet, just as everyone else should.

Eating well is good for your overall health. It can also help control things that make MS worse, like diabetes, heart disease, or a lack of vitamin D, says Matthew McCoyd, MD, a neurologist and MS specialist at Loyola University Medical Center.

Beans. Try black bean soup, bean burritos, and bean dip.

Fruits and veggies. Apples, strawberries, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts are nutritious choices.

Whole grains . Eat brown rice, whole wheat bread, and whole-grain cereals.

Low-fat dairy. When you’re at the grocery store, look for low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.