Food and it’s effects on autoimmune

| January 15, 2014

Food can affect anyone’s health, but for people with autoimmune diseases, the healthier you eat, the better you will feel. I love sugar and I really love salty foods, but once I was diagnosed with Lupus, eliminating specific things from my diet has made a huge difference in how I feel.

Alcohol: I never really drank very much alcohol, but if you want to eliminate something, this is one of the main things to get rid of. Dehydration is a result of drinking alcohol. With an autoimmune disease, staying hydrated is so important. Water cleanses your system of toxins, so drinking water over alcohol and soda can help you to feel so much better.

Fresh fruits and vegetables: These should be the main thing you should eat every day. Keeping your foods as natural as possible and eliminating those foods that have a lot of additives is critical to staying healthy. Keep it simple.

Read labels: Be careful of any foods that have processed protein. Processed protein powders have caused my Lupus to flare up. If it happens to me, it can happen to you. Think about always getting your nutrients from the foods you eat. Protein from Fish, chicken, meat beans, dairy and grains. Sugar from fruits and grains. Fat from meats, nuts and vegetables. Calcium from dairy products. If you eat a balanced meal three to six times a day then you’ll find yourself not needing additional supplements.

Eat smart and your body will respond. The more toxins that enter our body through foods that are processed and not healthy will make you feel more sick and in some cases cause a flare up.

Try some all natural cookbooks or recipes. Give it two weeks of eating all natural without a lot of extra ingredients and see how you feel after 1 week. I guarantee you’ll feel so much better.

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