Affecting one or both sides of the face, Bell's palsy is a neurological disorder that affects the facial nerves. Often causing facial muscle weakness or paralysis, the condition can make talking, laughing, eating and swallowing a difficult task. Although diet does not have a direct impact on Bell's palsy, eating a healthy diet with appropriate textures can encourage quicker healing and prevent choking.
|To Avoid||To Consume|
|Whole grains are good but white flour and wheat should be avoided/limited in this problem.||Oatmeal with milk|
|Citrus fruits/Limit them||Apple|
Note – These vegetables are the rich source of vitamin B6 thus helps in nerve repair.
|-||All meat product|
Note – They are rich source of vitamin B12 hence helpful in nerve repair.
|Almost all the spices are good for this problem because they help to reduce the pain.||Ginger|
Note – These spices have anti inflammatory properties which helps to reduce the pain in Bell's palsy.
|Dried and frozen pulse||All pulses|
|Whole refined flour and White rice.||Whole grains|
|Carbonated beverages||Homemade soup|
|Canned soup||Carrot juice|
|packaged soup and canned fruit juices||Bitter Gourd juice|
|Caffeinated drinks||Aloe Vera juice|
|Other Food Items|
|Avoid foods which contain the artificial colors and preservatives.||Yogurt|
A glass of Fenugreek water
Veg upma / Veg Dalia / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha / Veg Idli / Brown Bread Sandwich / Besan chilla (gram flour) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / 1 Eggs white portion
Fruit / Coconut water / Steamed salad
Plain chapatti / Veg pulao / Boiled rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Vegetable + Dal + Salad
Herbal tea / Green tea / Steamed Sprouts
Plain chapatti / Vegetable / Khichari + Dal