A healthy diet is second to none and for those unfortunate enough to suffer from lupus it is crucial in order to cope with this condition on a day to day basis. Studies have proven time and time again that what we eat affects how we feel physically, emotionally and even spiritually. Our immune system depends on a healthy diet and responds to the foods we put in our bodies. In order to work with our bodies and our immune systems it is important that we pay attention and take care in our diet.
Once you have a healthy balanced diet in place there are many benefits that lupus patients will begin to notice. The obvious benefit is that of reduced inflammation, pain and swelling of the joints. This in itself is worthy adopting a healthy diet for as the pain endured by lupus sufferers can be unbearable.
In addition to reduced joint pain, there is also significant reduction in muscle pain, tissue damage and strain on the organs. Lupus sufferers have stated that they feel more energized and are able to do more of the normal daily tasks that they take for granted. Therefore mobility is increased and with this comes a renewed confidence and independence.
Other benefits include reduced body fat or weight lose, less bloating and more regular and frequent bowel movements, constipation relief , improved memory and overall feeling of well being and happiness. There are of course many more benefits that a healthy diet can have as far as lupus pain relief goes but it is perhaps making the change in the first instance which is by far the biggest benefit of all.