5 Useful Food Hacks for MS Patients

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For people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a healthy diet is an integral part of maintaining one’s health, along with exercise and regular doctor visits. This list features Elissa Holzman’s, an MS and chronic illness health coach and MS patient, top five multiple sclerosis hack foods:

1. Think green, and red, yellow, purple, and orange!


Vegetables are good for everyone. Fresh vegetables that are brightly colored contain more antioxidants, which protect you from diseases. So fill a large part of your plate with greens like spinach, kale, or romaine.

“For people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a healthy diet is an integral part of maintaining one’s health, along with exercise and regular doctor visits.”

2. Choose lean proteins.


We all need protein to function better. They give us energy and strength, but there are some proteins that are better than others. Fish, poultry, beans, and nuts are excellent protein choices so you can go with those ones. You can also reduce your intake of cheese and meat without having to cut them out completely.

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3. Don’t fear fat!


Contrary to what we’ve been told, fat doesn’t make you fat. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other diseases we want to avoid. Healthy oils are a great choice – enjoy olive oil on salads and when cooking.

“Fueling our bodies with good-for-you foods helps to keep it running at its optimum level.”

4. Go brown.


Limit refined grains and choose brown rice, oats, or quinoa instead.

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5. Hydrate.


Being hydrated it very important for everyone. There’s plenty of ways keep hydrated but water is best, whether it’s still or sparkling.

“No matter your age, your taste buds, or your busy lifestyle, there’s always a way to put healthy foods on your table.”

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