Some commentators recommend that diet be employed as a tool to mitigate against the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Common recommendations include loading up on vitamin D rich foods such as oily fish, milk, breakfast cereals such as oatmeal and mushrooms. Others recommend Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish, like salmon and also in walnuts.
Substances to avoid include additives such as monosodium glutamate and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame which can actually increase sensitivity to pain and also caffeine, given that lack of proper sleep is a common feature of the condition.
Many fruits and vegetables are rich in important antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E, which fight free radicals to keep the body healthy and balanced. It has also been shown through certain studies that a vegan diet can improve symptoms, but the evidence is not proven.