Healthy Eating

 

We are told that there is no specific diet for lymphoedema and taking vitamins and minerals will not help.  However, I passionately believe in personal choices and encourage you to make your own healthy choices.

Our members at one time or another have discussed every diet going. In my writing or on my website until November 2020 I have not specifically concentrated on Plant-Based diets. 

 

Personally, I hate the word diet, as do many of our members and we would prefer to concentrate on healthy living, and it is the minor changes to life that make a difference.  

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There is no specific diet for Lymphoedema

It takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it is full

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Vitamin D

We often get asked about vitamin D so this handy fact sheet from the Self-Care Forum you might find useful.  

All the research for this Healthy Eating page was taken from NHS websites on Lymphoedema, Live Well Eat Well, Alcohol Units and the British Heart Foundation, links will take your directly to those websites.  As always interpretations are mine.

Take a look at the blog I wrote for Nutrition & Hydration week with reminisces from my childhood.

Sugar

Sugar plays a part in increasing inflammation.

Inflammation leads to an increase in lymphoedema swelling causing damage to the tissue and possibly infection.

 

Plant-based diet

Helps to support your immune system, keep your cells healthy, your body in balance and fight off infection.  Read more...

 

Please Note:  All the research for this Healthy Eating page was taken from NHS websites on Lymphoedema, Live Well Eat Well, and the British Heart Foundation, links will take you directly to those websites.