Fibromyalgia And Diet, Is There Relief?

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Fibromyalgia and diet go hand-in-hand. The first thing to do is to stay away from processed foods and food preservatives, caffeine excluded.

One of the first things to do is to stay away from processed foods and food preservatives, caffeine excluded.

The following is a list of food products and their related symptoms, each is a basic guideline, but should be used only as an initial guide.

Sugar or carbohydrates can be a Root cause of Fibromyalgia, because they create excess ATP or Acids to be stored in the muscle tissue and liver, as glycogen, and if the body has too much of this ATP pool, it can be used as energy, therefore causing the Muscle to weaken.

Refined sugars such as glucoseine, sucrose, maltose can also be a direct cause of Fibromyalgia. The following list contains the most common ones:

1) Sugar leads to increase in blood sugar levels, because it has a high Glycemic index, and when unprocessed have a laxative effect.

2) The fiber found in food is important for the normal bowel function, but modern processed foods have removed this most important part from their food. This result will cause the Muscle to get lazy and not work hard because it cannot get theogged up it needs to get the nutrients digested.

3) Combine this with simple carbs such as coffee, tea, soda pop.

4) Eliminate or reduce Protein intake, because it increases Carbs metabolism and thus creates excess ATP, when the ATP is not used it is stored as fat in the muscle and liver.

5) Because it is poorly digested, more blood sugar is created, which unbalances the phosphate/calcium ratio.

6) It has been found that Fibromyalgia affects 25% of the population, even in children.

7) Symptoms are similar to rheumatoid arthritis in terms of joint pain, intensity and duration.

8) It has been found that Sugar has an underestimated effect on symptoms in FMS.

9) It takes between six and eight weeks to see a reduction of symptoms with altering eating habits.

The bottom line is there is no guarantee that this condition will disappear on its own, regardless of any short term lifestyle changes.

It is important to build muscle as this will tone the muscles.

Protein in chicken breast, tuna, turkey breast, lean beef, eggs is also important as it gives the body the ability to retain water as well as fats it does not need.

Known as the “anti-inflammatory” fat, it has been found to have a relaxing effect on the body as well as being digested slowly.

As a result, there are fewer inflammatory compounds created that cause pain.

Inflammation is caused by the body cleaning itself out.

If inflammation is not kept under control, this can lead to chronic illnesses such as Arthritis, which can be a leading cause of osteoporosis, and lately heart disease as well.

Protein has also been found to relieve insomnia and many other sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome.

Protein also gives your body the ability to repair itself as well as creating new tissue.

It is important that you have enough protein as it is one of the building blocks of our bodies and is vital for muscle groups. Lack of protein will cause you to have less energy for working out and your recovery will be compromised as well.

One of the fastest ways to get protein is to drink liquid protein shakes.

Men should have.5 to.8 grams of protein per lb of body weight, while women should have.8 to 1.2 grams of protein per lbs of body weight.

Therefore, if you are weighing 200 lbs and trying to gain 10 lbs of muscle, you should drink a protein shake for breakfast, and then have 20 oz of water before bed. You should also have 2 oz of non-fat cottage cheese or other low-fat food for snacks between meals.

You should try to have your last meal no later than 7 pm to allow your body to process protein at a rate that will help improve gains in muscle mass. In addition to its effect on increasing muscle mass, drinking protein shakes also helps to balance blood sugar levels, which will help people who are recovering from Sugar Addictions.

Bodybuilders use whey and casein protein shakes in addition to lifting weights because it helps to build muscle without eating too many calories.

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