Exercise and Nutrition Guide
Whole grains should cover about a quarter of your plate of food at each mealtime. Specific nutrients in whole grains, such as fiber, can also help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms. But the nutritional content in grains differs depending on the type of grain and how it’s processed. The information below can help you make the best choices for including whole grains in your diet.
Whole Grains vs. Refined Grains
Whole grains include the entire grain kernel, which contains dietary fiber and other nutrients. Refined grains have had parts of the grain kernel removed, which takes away many of the nutrients. For people with Parkinson’s, fiber can help alleviate constipation. And the other nutrients found in the grain kernel are important for overall health.
Our programs and classes are based on the latest exercise research, which is showing that exercise early on in a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be beneficial in preserving or improving physical performance.