Will Going ‘Gluten Free’ Help My Fibromyalgia?
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and there is definitely some truth to those words. While there is no standard, “fibromyalgia diet,” there is indeed anecdotal evidence suggesting that some foods will help to alleviate symptoms better than others.
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut and triticale among others. Many of us who suffer from fibromyalgia also have certain food allergies or intolerances. For those who are allergic or intolerant to gluten, removing it can help with a variety of problems including inflammation and gastrointestinal issues. According to researchers, this can sometimes alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms.
In general, eating a healthier diet is thought to improve fibromyalgia symptoms. Going gluten free can help with this cause as it by default cuts out more unhealthy processed food while helping you to be mindful of what you put in your body.