12:44 PM | 07-05-2021

Whats' the best diet for Parkinson?

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04:22 PM | 27-05-2021

Hello chary,

Parkinson's is closely connected to the lack of dopamine cells in our body. So, it is neccessary to increase dopamine in the body through diet naturally. The secondary symptoms of Parkinson's like dementia and confusion may also be improved through lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. 

Foods to eat

Proteins are helpful in releiving the symptoms of Parkinson's. 

Also, eating a diet high in antioxidants helps in releiving the "oxidative stress" that aggravates Parkinson's and similar conditions. 

You can get lots of antioxidants by eating walnuts, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries. Eating a plant based diet rich in antioxidants may provide the highest antioxidant intake.

Have fava beans

Fava beans contain levodopa which is the same ingredient that is present in some drugs which are used to treat Parkinson's. Hence, eating fava beans will also be helpful in the treatment of Parkinson's. 

Omega 3

If you are concerned about secondary symptoms like dementia and confusion, get serious about consuming more flax seeds and kidney beans. These foods are in omega 3 fatty acids which might improve cognitive function. 

Other tips

  • To avoid constipation caused by Parkinson's, try seasoning your food with turmeric or yellow mustard to encourage bowel movements. 
  • For muscle cramps caused by Parkinson's, do yoga asanas like bhujanga asana, trikona asana and paschimottan asana. 

Thank you 

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