There’s no special diet for multiple sclerosis (MS), but how and when you fuel your body can make a difference in how you feel. Eating regularly throughout the day can help fight fatigue, one of the biggest challenges you’re likely to face. Choosing nutrient-rich and fiber-packed foods that are low in calories can help control other symptoms, too. So make every bite count, and reach for these healthy MS snacks.
1Crunch on Whole-Grain Crackers
“One hundred percent whole-grain products provide B vitamins and longer-lasting carbohydrates to prevent fatigue and provide energy,” says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, a registered dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson. Have your healthy MS snack with plenty of water. Every single cell requires water, and dehydration can worsen fatigue, she adds. Stay away from high-sugar, high-fat snacks like sweets, as these can increase inflammation and fatigue, she says