Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, causing weakness, numbness, and pain in the limbs. While diet cannot cure peripheral neuropathy, some foods can worsen the symptoms.
Here are five foods that you should avoid if you suffer from peripheral neuropathy:
- Processed foods: Processed foods are high in salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats, which can worsen inflammation and oxidative stress, leading to nerve damage.
- Fried foods: Fried foods contain harmful compounds, such as acrylamide, that can damage nerves and increase the risk of neuropathy.
- Refined grains: Refined grains, such as white bread, pasta, and rice, have a high glycemic index, which means they can spike blood sugar levels and increase inflammation, exacerbating nerve damage.
- Sugary foods: Sugary foods, such as candy, soda, and baked goods, can cause blood sugar levels to spike and damage nerves over time.
- Alcohol: Alcohol is toxic to nerve cells, and excessive alcohol consumption can damage nerves and worsen the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
At Althoff Wellness Clinic, we address your overall health to get you the best results. After doing an extensive consult and examination, we will discuss what needs to be addressed in your health to get you the best possible outcome. We often address your metabolic health (diet and nutrition), structural health, circulation, and nervous system function. To learn more about Neuropathy Reversal, click here