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What kind of diet eases the effects of Sjogren's Syndrome?

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An increase in fluid intake helps reduce the dry mouth associated with Sjogren's syndrome, explains Mayo Clinic. Hard candies and sugarless gum may help increase saliva flow in the mouth.

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It helps to add moisture to meals to aid in swallowing, instructs the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation. Eat meals containing yogurt, mayonnaise, gravy, salad dressing and other sauces. Add broth, melted butter, milk or water to thin foods that are difficult to swallow.

If meals are painful to eat, try replacing food items with creamy alternatives, including mashed potatoes, pudding, ice cream and instant breakfast drinks. Vegetables and meats are more bearable to eat when they are cooked until soft. Avoid hot foods, as well as salty, spicy and acidic foods, advises the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.

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