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DIET CHART FOR ASCITES

INTRODUCTION

Ascites is the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling and rapid weight gain. Ascites causes body to retain sodium, which in turns leads to fluid retention. A low-sodium, low-fat, and high-fiber diet that focuses on eating fresh vegetables and fruits, lean proteins and legumes,  may help prevent a body from retaining extra fluid. A high sodium diet, baked products, red meat, high-fat, refined carbohydrates, sugar beverages, junk food and fried food prepared in hydrogenated oil increases problem by causing body to retain water.  Reducing table salt intake is also important to treat ascites as salt leads to accumulation.

Ascites

DAILY DIET SCHEDULE

EARLY MORNING

1 tsp Fenugreek seeds / Garlic juice

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Oats / Semolina pancake / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg or Dal / 1- egg’s white part only

MID-MORNING

Fruits / Steamed Salad / Dandelion tea

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg / Dal + Steamed salad    

EVENING

Herbal Tea / Green tea / Ginger tea / Roasted Rice flakes

PRE DINNER

Soups (Home-made)

DINNER

Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Veg + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

CEREALS TO BE CONSUMED

Whole wheat flour, Oats, Whole grains cereals, Porridge, Brown rice, Rice flakes, Puffed rice, Whole grain bread, Barley, Quinoa

CEREALS TO BE AVOIDED

White refined flour, White rice, White bread

PULSES

PULSES TO BE CONSUMED

Split with skin removed pulses

PULSES TO BE AVOIDED

Whole pulses, Soya products and Dried and frozen pulses,

FRUITS

FRUITS TO BE CONSUMED

Banana, Avocadoes, Apple, Pomegranate, Muskmelon, Papaya, Dates, Figs, Pears

FRUITS TO BE AVOIDED

All citrus fruits, Canned and packaged fruits, Coconut

VEGETABLES

VEGETABLES TO BE CONSUMED

Broccoli, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Beans, Cabbage, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Round gourd, Bitter gourd, Cauliflower,Bell peppers, Green peas, Potatoes, Radish, Turnip

VEGETABLES TO BE AVOIDED

Green leafy vegetables, Tomato, Mushroom, Olives, Celery, Red pepper, Yam, Sweet potatoes, Taro roots, Jackfruit, Dried beans and too much soy products

FLESH FOODS

FLESH FOODS TO BE CONSUMED (ONCE IN A 15 DAYS)

Eggs white part only, Roasted or Grilled, Lean meat, Fish and Skinless chicken

FLESH FOODS TO BE AVOIDED

Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Very lean minced meat, Turkey, Veal, Rabbit, Egg yolk, Fish roe, Sausages, Mutton, Salami, Bacon, Duck, Goose, Meat pies, Visible fat on meat, Organ meat like  Liver, Kidney, Chest, Red meat, Smoked and canned fish, Marbled and fatty Meats

SPICES

SPICES TO BE CONSUMED

Fennel, Turmeric, Cumin, Thyme, Black pepper, Coriander, Rock Salt (limited), Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fenugreek

SPICES TO BE AVOIDED

Red chili, Table Salt, Garlic salt

DAIRY PRODUCTS

DAIRY PRODUCTS TO BE CONSUMED

Nil

DAIRY PRODUCTS TO BE AVOIDED

Whole milk and cream, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Cocoa butter, Low-fat cheese, Low-fat milk, Tofu, Soya milk

DRY FRUITS AND SEEDS

DRY FRUITS AND SEEDS TO BE CONSUMED

Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Walnuts, Almonds

DRY FRUITS AND SEEDS TO BE AVOIDED

Cashew nuts, Pistachio, Peanuts, Raisins

OIL

OIL TO BE CONSUMED

Canola oil, Cow ghee, Rice bran oil

OIL TO BE AVOIDED

Butter, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Hydrogenated oil, Olive oil

OTHER FOODS

OTHER FOODS TO BE CONSUMED

Jaggery (Homemade only)

OTHER FOODS TO BE AVOIDED

All bakery products or processed, Tomato Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, White sugar, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, All Spicy foods, Too much salty food, Buttered popcorn, Soya sauce.

DRINKS

DRINKS TO BE CONSUMED

Coconut water, Buttermilk, Clear soups, Green tea, Herbal tea, Pomegranate juice, Carrot juice, Ginger tea, Dandelion tea, Radish juice, Garlic juice

DRINKS TO BE AVOIDED

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, Canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Hot chocolate drinks, Diet soda, Coffee, Tea

DIET TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended.
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • 6 -Soaked Almond per day
  • Limit total liquid intake to 1.5 liter per day including teas, water, soups and juices
  • Cleanliness and hygiene should be maintained.

HOME REMEDIES

FENUGREEK SEEDS

Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight. Drink fenugreek water every day in the morning.

GARLIC JUICE

Drink half a tablespoon of garlic juice on an empty stomach.

GINGER TEA

Crush the ginger slightly and put it in the cup of hot water. Steep for five to seven minutes. Drink a cup of ginger tea thrice a day after every meal.

CARROT JUICE

Drink carrot juice once every day and add some ginger juice for flavor.

RADISH JUICE

Consuming a glass of radish juice once or twice a day can provide relief. Especially in cases due to liver problems.

PUNARNAVA HERB

Grind the herbal root to get a fine powder. Take about 3g of this powder with a glass of lukewarm water. Take this thrice a day.

DANDELION TEA

You can drink up to three cups of dandelion root tea in a day. Steep the dandelion root in hot water for 10 minutes. Strain the decoction and let it cool down.

HERBAL TEA

Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in cups of water till it’s reduced to 2 cups.

 
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