There are no foods that cause lupus or that can cure it. Still, good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for the disease. In general, people with lupus should aim for a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It should also include moderate amounts of meats, poultry, and oily fish. If you have lupus, following a varied, healthy diet may help:
reduce inflammation and other symptoms
- maintain strong bones and muscles
- combat the side effects of medications
- achieve or maintain a healthy weight
- reduce the risk of heart disease
Here’s what you need to know about lupus, diet, and nutrition to gain these important benefits.