Ditto the protein, and I've read that a lot of people with fibro, arthritis, or other autoimmune issues do better when they avoid fruits & vegetables from the nightshade family, which can contribute to inflammation. You might also try Googling "foods that cause inflammation."
Note: you likely won't find a study about this; very few studies are done with regard to foods and inflammation, because most studies are done by drug companies, and there's no way they can patent eliminating a food from one's diet. If they can't patent it, they don't study it.
If you want to try reducing or eliminating them to see if it helps you, the Nightshade family includes: tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, and peppers (including salsa, hot sauce, & cayenne pepper).
Everyone's body is different, so keep a symptom diary for a month or so to see what makes you feel better or worse (including the weather -- barometric pressure changes affect a lot of us). From my own experience, although technically not fibro, I'm autoimmune and get joint pain when I eat too many potatoes or onions, too much white flour, or the day before a rain, and cayenne pepper usually makes me feel better, not worse. I also feel better when I eat salmon or avocados. (Sounds crazy, but those are the things keeping a symptom diary for 6 months uncovered.)
Edited by: THISYEARSMODEL at: 7/29/2011 (15:55)