While there is no special diet for people with lupus, proper nutrition and wise food choices are essential to maintaining wellness. Recommended food choices for a healthy diet include low-fat milk, low-fat / low-sodium cheese, lean beef, turkey, chicken, fish, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh fruit and high-fiber / low-sugar cereals. A low-fat, low-cholesterol diet can also help protect against the increased risk of heart disease associated with lupus.

Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website for information about balanced nutrition.