Eating a clean, well balanced diet has many benefits for everyone; even more for those of us suffering from Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Eating frequent, small meals keeps blood sugar levels stable, allowing for more sustained energy, rather than the instant spike of energy you may feel after a large meal, followed by the unavoidable energy crash. Many studies have shown that fibromyalgia causes digestive problems, including the inablilty to absorb nutrients as quickly and efficiently as someone with a healthy body. This makes it even more important to eat a healthy diet filled with nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, soy products and fresh, leans proteins and low fat or non-fat dairy. If you cannot tolerate dairy, there are many tasty soy products out there that will substitute just fine. These products include soy cheeses, soy milk, soy burgers, soy yogurt, even soy bacon! Look for brand names such as Morningstar Farms, Boca and Gardenburger in the frozen section. Another way to ensure that you are getting your proper daily intake of vitamins and minerals is to take a daily multi-vitamin. Immune Support (http://www.immunesupport.com) makes a multi-vitamin specifically formulated for FM sufferers, along with a large selection of other natural supplements to help with the pain and fatigue that accompany this illness. I take Immune Support’s multi-vitamin myself and since I started I’ve noticed a significant increase in energy and slightly less periods of pain from FM. Most common multi-vitamins will do just fine, and you can find them at most grocery or general stores. Drinking plenty of water is another key to a healthy diet. By keeping your body well hydrated, your digestive system is able to function more efficiently, allowing faster breakdown of food and quicker transportation of nutrients through the blood stream. Along with consuming plenty of the good stuff, it is also a good idea to limit, if not eliminate, all of the not so good stuff, such as alcohol, sugar and some saturated fat. Alcohol has been shown to slow down nutrient absorption and hinder sleep, another important factor in managing FM. Sugar is full of non-nutrient (empty) calories which cause unstable energy levels. And saturated fats can cause heart problems. For more information check out [url removed as per rules] Click on fibromyalgia on the left hand side.