Happy National Nutrition Month! Whether you’re new to BGF or have been following us for years, you can see we care a lot about nutrition as a key way to live with Parkinson’s.
As a young athlete, I burned so many calories that I never really had to pay attention to what I ate. Now that I’m in my 50s and not active on that level, it’s a different story. I also know that when I stick to a healthy diet, my symptoms are more manageable, I feel better, and I have more energy to do the things I want to do.
For the first time, I’m starting to cook more for myself at home. It’s so easy for me to order takeout when I’m not feeling well or I’m busy, but I know I’ll feel better in the long run if I prepare something for myself. Cooking for myself is a big step for me—I’ve never been much of a cook and learning how when I have a tremor and fatigue has been a challenge. But like most things worth doing, the extra effort is worth it.
This month, we asked what some of your favorite recipes are that support Parkinson’s nutrition recommendations. If you have some ideas for a new cook like me, I’d love to see them! We’ll be sharing a collection of them at the end of the month. In the meantime, here are a few of my personal favorites from the BGF collection: