Monday, October 18, 2010

A recommended diet for Multiple Sclerosis

When I first heard of Multiple Sclerosis (abbreviated as MS), I did not know head and tail about it. However, from this site about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and MS treatment, I am able to read up more on this demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system related to the brain and spinal cord. Imagine a degeneration of the nervous system, it already sounds terrible with our daily movements affected and impaired. So be early to detect symptoms of MS. A Multiple Sclerosis Diet may also help in early prevention or even ease patients through a difficult period.

Basically for any good balanced diet, try to eat a wide variety of foods (which I usually inculcate in my blog). Avoid excess dietary fat (especially saturated) and cholesterol in foods, reduce simple sugar intake, that is: No processed foods (or Minimal processed foods which includes drinking less canned soda and sweetened beverages). Also try to avoid high-sodium food.

If you have sugar cravings, try to add a few berries or lemons in your water to flavor your water. You can also replace sugar by using seasonings and spices such as vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and ginger. Similar to sodium in food, try to substitute excess salt with spices such as cumin, fennel, garlic and ginger. They bring much good tasty flavors in food without using too much salt.