The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recommends using the USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov website to improve dietary habits since there is no specific diet that is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). However, research has shown that there are some dietary factors and lifestyle habits that may exacerbate MS symptoms by increasing the inflammatory status of the disease. Lack of exercise paired with a Western-style diet that is high in calories, salt, animal fat, red meat, sugar-sweetened drinks, fried food, and low fiber is the perfect storm for increasing inflammation in the body (Riccio and Rossano, 2015).
ChooseMyPlate.gov. Unites States Department of Agriculture. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Accessed June 26, 2015.
Riccio P, Rossano R. Nutrition Facts in Multiple Sclerosis [Published online 2015]. ASN Neuro. doi: 10.1177/1759091414568185.