While many special diets have been proposed for people with MS, none have been proven to prevent MS or affect the way it may develop.
Be wary of special diets, as some may be expensive or even harmful. It is recommended that people with MS follow the same high fibre, low-fat diet recommended for all adults.
Eating nutritionally balanced meals helps the body operate to its full potential. This is particularly important for people living with a long-term, unpredictable condition like MS. Many people find they can improve their quality of life and sense of well-being by focusing on aspects of health that can be controlled and changed – such as diet. When combined with appropriate exercise, diet can help:
The table below from Canada's Food Guide shows how many servings you need from each of the four food groups every day.
Managing today’s hectic lifestyles and interests can be tiring at the best of times.