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Eating a good balanced diet helps everyone's body function at its best. Eating of foods low in fat and high in immunity boosting antioxidants and phytochemicals work together to help maximize energy and alertness and minimize constant fatigue and lethargy. People with FM symptoms may change their lifestyle and diet. A state of remission from FM symptoms may be reduced by a few changing in the lifestyle. Four foods are completely eliminated from the diet: chocolate, carbonated beverages, coffee and alcohol.

A more complete list in order to overcome fatigue and feel best was made the items to avoid are the following: high fat dairy foods, white sugar and white flour, fried foods, preservatives, junk food and salt, red meat, coffee and caffeinated teas, colas, soda pop and carbonated beverages, liquid with your meals, alcoholic beverages, all forms of tobacco, prolonged periods of direct sun exposure and nutrasweet and saccharine. Carbonated beverages leak phosphorus from the bones and the aspartame in sodas because it cause memory loss. It is well known that caffeine is a diuretic which means that the body need additional water to replace the lost water. Caffeine also makes people lose calcium in their urine.

Stress is present on adrenal glands and liver. Most patients may have adrenal malfunction due to chronic stress and inadequate nutrition. Caffeine and carbonated drinks are forbidden.

When FM appears the adrenalin released from the adrenal gland which penalizes the body and cause acute symptoms. Sometimes the body may deplete its vitamins and minerals especially the B vitamins by burning too much sugar. Is well known that adrenalin is responsible for some panic attacks. It is possible that the body will suffer when the patient consume over-processed foods, sugar, caffeine, pork, junk food, highly processed starches, additives and preservatives and highly acid foods.

Fried foods and salt are considered as aggravations of pain. Drinks including soda, bottled, juices, coffee, alcohol and others are also bad for the body. Many fribos are chocoholics. For example chocolate is high in fat and caffeine. Even the dietary chocolate is unhealthy for the body because has no added sugar. In many cases the sugar is replaced with manitol and the fat caloric contained still remains high. In this case a low fat diet is recommended so chocolate should be ingested or should be eaten in moderation. Some foods have been found to cause fatigue.

In certain individuals some foods aggravate arthritis. The arthritic diet is the one that remains alkaline. Highly acid foods like citric, tomato, potato, egg plant, peppers, red meat, cow milk products, brawn and white wheat flour products, sugar containing foods, coffee, chocolate seem to trigger more muscle pain. Foods affect each individual fibro differently. Some fibros have severe food allergies for dairy, wheat, corn, nightshade family plants, while others do not. The patients should discover their own food sensitivity by eliminating foods that trigger pain. A food diary can help.

Food allergies may undetermine the nutrient uptake. It has been found that: 60 % of fibro patients of normal weight crave carbohydrates, and 75 % of obese fibros crave carbohydrates. This cravings are not limited to FM suffers and because of this they can't be considered a unique characteristic of individuals suffering from FM. There are fibros that have a low carbohydrate intolerance or reactive hypoglicemia that appears after eating carbohydrates. Because of this the following occur: metabolizing carbohydrates, inability to lose weight, fatigue, carbohydrate craving and worsening symptoms.

The insulin production is stimulated by carbohydrates. An increase uptake of sugar into muscle and liver can cause excess insulin. They can be considered as fatty acids in fat cells. Because of biochemical changes in fibros it makes sense to try a low carb, high protein diet. The cravings may decrease by using a protein diet, which may also help in losing weight and help with hypoglicemia. Patients are advised to watch carb's like bread, potatoes and refined sugars. There are many fad protein diets like: Sugar busters, Zone, Adkins and other low carb diets. Some fibros do not tolerate a protein diet as well as others.

Fat and protein unable fibros to reach their optimum way with maximum health by a ratio of carbohydrate. The Zone diet admits that low carb intolerance and hypoglicemia can be controlled by this diet. It is well known that the Zone diet "works" because of the reduction in total caloric intake with little or nothing to do with the release of insulin. The cells must receive nourishment and eliminate wastes. When the patient eats healthful foods he may find that he crave sugar, fat, starch and processed foods. This is due to a physiological change in the bodies chemistry. The patient should also try not to indulge in sugar, fat and processed foods.

These cravings will become fewer as time goes on. Unfortunately people with FM need to pay a special attention to what they eat. Raw food are necessary into this diet, for example a patient should try to eat a piece of raw fruit or vegetable for breakfast and a raw vegetable or salad for lunch. The enzymes contained by raw foods can assist in the digestion of foods. The antioxidants and phytochemicals help boost the immune system. Fresh carrot juice helps a lot the lifestyle of a patient. In many cases cancer was healed by eating raw foods and drinking carrot juice. The carrot juice may be used to prevent chronic disease. Vegetables, fruits, omega 3 fish oil contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Eating well does not imply starvation. Some gradual changes on the preferred foods may help. The fatigue can be reduce by eating well. A balance should be kept by reevaluating the overall eating habits and by trying to make the diet more nutritious. Vegetables and foods have a protective effect against many chronic disease including heart disease and cancer which are considered as killer in U.S. The pain response among fibros can be reduced by phytochemicals.

Patients should be very careful at what they eat and they have to keep a proper diet because food is essential in the lifestyle.

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