While things like acupuncture and yoga are no doubt, beneficial to your health, what many people disregard is how important a healthy diet can be.
Think about how much time we spend every day not only eating, but thinking about eating. I’m sure this was an important instinct to help make sure our hunter-gatherer ancestors were well-fed in order to survive harsh climates.
In today’s day and age, many of us are lucky. We might wonder what we’ll have to eat, but there’s never any doubt that we WILL eat.
While we spend so much of our day pondering our next meal, those with myasthenia gravis (MG) have to be extra careful.
Prone to food allergies, especially lactose intolerance, many people with myasthenia gravis are forced to notice how their body is affected by what they eat.
That’s why this blogger advocates a “clean eating” diet for those living with MG.
The best way to support your body is by giving it the best fuel. And that’s where “clean eating” comes in.
The rules to a “clean eating” diet are pretty simple. Eat foods that are:
Fill your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, especially ones that are a good source of potassium—since it’s been shown to help people with MG.
And instead of eating deep-fried foods and foods cooked in all sorts of unhealthy fats, the blog recommends some healthy fats that actually do good things for your body:
extra-virgin olive oil
Since many people with MG are also lactose intolerant, “clean eating” also means avoiding dairy products and opting for lactose-free. Though, if you’re one of the lucky MG-er’s who doesn’t have a lactose intolerance, then by all means, eat cheese and ice cream while everyone else stares at you jealously.
This goes for any other food allergy as well. While this diet promotes eating a lot of seeds and nuts, those are common things to which people are allergic. The whole point is to eat foods that are nutritious, easy to digest, and good for your body. Anything that doesn’t fulfill those requirements for you, even if they’re on the list, you should avoid.
The blog even includes a basic food list for you to get an idea of what you could eat on this type of diet.
Though, really, it’s less of a diet and more of a way of life.
The goal isn’t to lose weight—though that does happen for many people! The goal is to make your body healthy and support it in every way you can.