Fibromyalgia Diet

Though no specific fibromyalgia diet has been shown to worsen or improve its symptoms, many patients report that they feel better when they eat certain foods, and when they avoid specific foods and substances such as gluten, dairy, caffeine and certain additives or preservatives.

A healthy balanced diet including lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein is recommended to help patients keep their energy up and avoid other health problems.  One study found that adding omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish and walnuts helps reduce symptoms such as morning stiffness and joint pain.