This is a common question after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. To date, there is no evidence that one diet in particular can influence the course of the disease. However, a healthy and balanced diet can improve general well-being for everyone, and some dietary changes can help manage some of the troublesome symptoms of Parkinson’s, as well as easing some of the side effects associated with some treatments.
The basic rules for following a healthy diet are:
Eat a varied diet
Eat sensible sized portions
Get the right balance of food groups
Have regular meals
Ensure good hydration
Aim for at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
Eating a balanced diet will improve your health and may help to overcome issues you may be experiencing, such as constipation, low mood, reduced bone density and weight change. Eating frequent, small meals can also help reduce fluctuations in blood pressure.