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3 Paleo Friendly Foods to Alleviate MS Fatigue

By Daryl H. Bryant (538 words)
Posted in Living with MS on December 23, 2015

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3 Paleo Friendly Foods to Alleviate MS Fatigue

Fatigue is the number one symptom that affects people with MS, and it can be absolutely debilitating. Sometimes you may not feel like there is much you can do to alleviate MS fatigue, but eating the right foods can help. Some people with MS choose to follow a paleo diet for MS, focusing on natural real foods that are minimally processed.

So what are the best paleo friendly foods to alleviate MS fatigue?

Salmon and other Fatty Fish

According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, essential fatty acids (EFAs) can help improve symptoms in people with MS. Omega-3 EFAs are particularly effective in alleviating MS fatigue.

Because salmon and other fatty fish are high in Omega-3 EFAs, they will increase your mood and memory and decrease inflammation - all contributing to greater energy throughout the day. Salmon or Tuna make a great entree for dinner with a tossed salad.

Fruits and Vegetables

If you are going paleo, you know there are a lot of foods you can’t eat. So what’s left? The bulk of your diet is made up of fresh fruits and vegetables. A plant based diet is great for those with MS because fruits and vegetables decrease inflammation and provide a plethora of added benefits depending on which ones you choose.

Inflammation is strongly associated with meat-based diets, so decreasing your meat intake (and increasing your fruit and vegetable intake) will help alleviate your MS fatigue and reduce MS inflammation. While you’re at it, grab an apple since they are known natural energy boosters.


Did you know that eating avocado not only lowers inflammation, but can also cancel out inflammation caused by other foods? A 2013 study found that eating a hamburger with avocado (as opposed to alone) led to less inflammatory responses in those being studied. In other words, order the side of guacamole if you’re having a low-energy day. You can also slice avocado on sandwiches, blend it into your smoothies, or even make paleo avocado ice cream.


It’s not the first time I’ve said it on this website, but water is the best way to alleviate MS fatigue. Because many people with MS suffer with bladder control, they don’t drink enough water. But dehydration is the number one cause of fatigue. If you are feeling particularly sluggish, drink a large glass of water. It might just be enough to perk you up.

Choosing paleo friendly foods to alleviate MS fatigue may just be the answer to your energy problems. If you’re looking for more you can do, check out my review of MitoQ. MitoQ has helped me and many other people find our way out of the fogginess of everyday life with MS. By combining the MitoQ supplement with a healthy diet, you can reclaim your energy and alleviate the symptoms of MS fatigue.

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