Grains

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Whole grains are good but white flour and wheat should be avoided / limited in this problem.
  • Brown rice
  • Cereal
  • Millet

Fruits

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Packed fruit juices
  • Very sour fruits
  • Grapes, oranges (in moderation)
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Kiwi - only ripen and sweet
  • Pear
  • Peaches
  • Berries - only sweet
  • Amla (Indian goose berry)

Pulses

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Chick peas
  • White beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Green gram (all 3 types)
  • Orange lentils
  • Black grams

Vegetables

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Lady finger
  • Potatoes
  • Egg plant
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Asparagus
  • Bottle gourd
  • Ridge gourd
  • Pumpkin
  • Bitter melon

Note - These vegetables are the rich source of vitamin B6 thus help in nerve repair.

Non-Vegetarian

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Red Meat and non-veg including fish and other sea foods in moderation
  • Eggs - only white part

Note - They are rich source of vitamin B12 hence helpful in nerve repair.

Spices

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Almost all the spices are good for this problem because they help to reduce the pain.
  • Avoid red chilies
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Fenugreek
  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Coriander

Note - These spices have anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce the pain in Bell's palsy.

Other Food Items

To Avoid

To Consume

  • Avoid foods which contain the artificial colors and preservatives.
  • Soya
  • Nuts
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Fried  foods
  • Doughnuts
  • Chocolate
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Milk and other all dairy products
  • Cow ghee - Best
  • Oates
  • Broken wheat (daliya)
  • Semolina (suji)
  • Poha
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