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How A Diet Rich In Avocados Can Help Alleviate The Majority Of Your MS Symptoms

A Strong Incentive To Develop An Appetite For The Best Of The Good Healthy Fats

It is possible for MS patients to lead full and productive lives with a variety of individually tailored treatments and therapies. However, there are also natural remedies that may be helpful for those who want to reduce their symptoms without using prescription medications. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and potassium which help reduce inflammation, a common underlying irritant at play with MS symptoms.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often debilitating disease of the central nervous system. It can affect many aspects of your life, including your ability to walk, dress yourself, or go to work. It’s a complex condition that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own nerve cells and destroys the protective myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord.

Why Do Avocados Help To Reduce MS Symptoms ?

One of the most important ways avocados help reduce MS symptoms, is by providing healthy fats. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats that are rich in oleic acid, a type of omega-9 fatty acid.

Healthy fats are anti-inflammatory and help regulate the immune system, lower the amount of free radicals in your system and stabilize muscle function - a big plus for MS sufferers.

The healthy fats in avocados are also an excellent source of potassium, which is important because people with MS often have problems regulating their potassium levels. Potassium is needed for proper nerve function, which if lost can lead to paralysis or even death. The fats in avocados help to stabilize the body’s cells and slows down the breakdown of the myelin sheath, a debilitating factor of MS.

Healthy Fats = More Energy


The healthy fats in the avocado reduces fatigue by providing those with or without MS with more energy.

Cognitive Benefits Of Avocados

Avocados have also been found to help improve cognitive function, which can be impaired in people with MS. Some studies have shown that the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) play a role in slowing the progression of MS by helping protect nerve cells from immune system attack.

Easy Ways To Eat Avocado To Benefit From It

Avocados are easy to eat on their own or on toast with a bit of olive oil. You can make guacamole if you want something more filling. Avocados are often eaten raw because cooking them destroys some of the healthy fats.

Here are a few ideas for including avocados in your diet.

1. Add it to your salads (green, potato or tuna)

2. Add it to your sandwiches or wraps

3. Add it to your smoothies.

4. Spread it on your bagels or toast

5. Add it to the fixings list for your baked potato

6. Stir avocado into scrambled eggs just before they’re done or fold into an omelette on low heat, to preserve the nutrients

Conclusion

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic illness that affects the central nervous system and can be severely debilitating. One natural remedy that can take the edge off of major MS symptoms is eating avocados.

The fatty acids in avocados contain nutrients that help reduce inflammation in the body and counteract some of the effects of MS.

Have MS ? Give avocados a try - put them on your grocery list this week

Besides their benefits for MS, the other thing I love about avocados is their fullness factor. If you happen to like avocados - even a little bit, you can eat a whole avocado everyday and not feel hungry in between meals. That’s huge for cutting down on unhealthy snacking.

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