Parkinson’s disease affects each individual quite differently. Some factors that can change your diet and nutritional needs include:
- Other diagnosed conditions
Always check with your doctor to find out what kinds of food are appropriate for you and your symptoms. Your doctor may have a specific diet for your treatment.
Always check with your doctor to ensure the following guidelines are right for you!
- Get enough calcium to help keep bones strong. Milk and cheese are good calcium sources.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to help prevent constipation.
- Cut your food into small pieces to aid in chewing and swallowing.
- Chew slowly and swallow carefully to avoid choking.
- Drink plenty of water between bites.
- Consider using special cups and utensils that may make eating easier for you.
- Ask your doctor if you should avoid any foods that could interfere with other medications you may be taking.
- Eating organic food reduces exposure to dangerous pesticides. Studies indicate pesticides may be a contributing factor to Parkinson’s disease.