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Fibromyalgia Foods to Avoid

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Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
Fibromyalgia Foods to Avoid
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If you live with fibromyalgia, accomplishing your daily tasks can often be a struggle because of your symptoms, such as pain throughout your body, fatigue from difficulty sleeping and painful headaches that make it tough to concentrate. Although you can't cure this disorder, the consumption of a healthy diet can possibly lessen your discomfort, according to MedlinePlus.

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High-Fat Animal Products

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases notes that while a specific diet hasn't been identified that can affect your fibromyalgia, a balanced diet is valuable as it can improve your overall health. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends that in addition to consuming plenty of fiber, fruits and vegetables, those with fibromyalgia should avoid high-fat animal products. The fat content is these products varies, but the category includes high-fat cuts of pork, beef, duck and cured meats. Many dairy products, such as cheese, cream and whole milk, also contain high levels of fat.

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