Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies and Whole Grains May Slow MS Progression, Study Shows

Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies and Whole Grains May Slow MS Progression, Study Shows

MS patients who ate an average 1.7 servings of whole grains and 3.3 servings of vegetables, legumes and fruits per day had the highest scores. Those who also had healthier lifestyles like exercising and not smoking had a 50 percent lower risk of depression, a 40 percent drop in pain and a 30 percent lower incidence of fatigue.

Specific diets, like the Paleo diet or weight-loss plans, led to a modest decrease in patients’ disability risks.

Overall, the team concluded, “our large cross-sectional survey suggests a healthy diet and a composite healthy lifestyle are associated with lesser disability and symptom burden in MS.”


  1. Ryan says:

    This article honestly confuses me because it goes against the Wahls protocol. I thought grains and legumes were bad for MS? Anyone want to clarify?

  2. Jeffrey Gullang says:

    Ryan unfortunately there’s no set dietary guidlines for what is good or bad for us living with MS. The wahls protocol is one guideline and there are other sets that support the exact opposite of it.

    We need to find a set that our Dr, support team, and we are comfortable with. If it doesn’t work to your idea don’t be afraid to try another one.

    Wish there was a magic formula for us but there is not. As a similar comparison there are 15+ DMTs but once again no magic formula to treat me.

    Good luck with finding your solution and these articles and others help form that solution.

  3. Greg says:

    Wahls diet still encourages high intake of Veggies, consistent with this study. I disagree with the high fat parts of the Wahls diet and follow a low saturated fat/Swank style diet, called the OMS diet.

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