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DIET CHART FOR NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

INTRODUCTION

Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder which occurs when the filtering units of the kidney get damaged. It affects and makes the body to excrete too much protein in the urine. A healthy diet for Nephrotic patients consists of low salt, low-fat moderate protein and low cholesterol diet. Avoid eating high carb foods, high protein food, unhealthy fats, fried foods, junk foods, processed foods and preserved foods. Caffeine, alcohol and high sodium can contribute to high blood pressure and edema which is most common in this condition.

Nephrotic Syndrome

DAILY DIET SCHEDULE

EARLY MORNING

Herbal tea

BREAKFAST

Veg Dalia / Veg upma / Suji chila / Veg Sewian / Veg poha / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg / Porridge / Chapatti with veg or dal / 1 Egg white

MID-MORNING

 Fruit (Steamed) / Salad (Steamed)

LUNCH

Wheat chapatti / Boiled Rice / Sago halwa / Khichri (sago rice) / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia + Veg + Dal

EVENING

Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Sprouts

DINNER

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

FOODS TO CONSUME AND AVOID

CEREALS

TO BE CONSUMED

Whole grains, Rice flakes, White rice, Semolina, Vermicelli, Puffed rice, Wheat flour.

Chapatti Ratio - Wheat flour 1 kg + Arrowroot flour 250 gm.

TO BE AVOIDED

White refined flour, Brown rice, White pasta, Brown bread, Bakery products, Noodle, Pasta, Macaroni, Maggie.

PULSES

TO BE CONSUMED

Yellow moong lentil, Green gram, Orange lentils, Split pigeon peas, Split chickpeas

TO BE AVOIDED

All whole pulses- Black gram, Bengal gram, White chickpea, Kidney beans, Nutrinuggets, Soybean,  Horse gram, Roasted grams, Dried and frozen pulses.

FRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED (STEAMED / BOILED)

Apple, Pear, Papaya, Pomegranate

TO BE AVOIDED

All Citrus fruits Banana, Coconut, Dates, Kiwi, Orange, Lemon, Avocado, Apricot, Watermelon, Figs, Olive, Bamboo shoots, Bael, Pineapple, All canned and packaged fruits, Fruits with seeds.

VEGETABLES

TO BE CONSUMED

Pumpkin, Carrot, Cabbage, Turnip, Peas (boil), Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Winter squash, Onion, Radish, Ginger, Lettuce, Asparagus, Broccoli,

TO BE AVOIDED

Tomato, Eggplant, Beans, Garlic, Spinach, Brussels sprout, Peppermint leaves, Sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, Mushroom, Cucumber, Lotus stem, Taro roots, All green leafy vegetables, Beetroot, Soybean and its products, Coconut, Frozen vegetables, Raw salad

SPICES

TO BE CONSUMED

Coriander, Mint, Black pepper, Cumin, Fennel, Carmon, Cardamom, Rock salt (limited)

TO BE AVOIDED

Excessive salt, Red and Green Chilies, Salt (Use is very less. But if the Sodium levels are less than normal than can give it in moderate quantity.)

FLESH FOODS

TO BE CONSUMED

Egg white portion only

TO BE AVOIDED

Fried or Processed meats, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Egg yolk, Sausages, Mutton, Salami, Bacon, Duck, Goose, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Meat pies, Visible fat on meat, Red meat, Organ part Liver, Kidney and Chest

DAIRY PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Low-fat milk (occasionally)

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole milk and Cream, Cottage cheese, Butter, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Curd

FATS

TO BE CONSUMED

Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Sunflower oil, Rice bran oil, Olive oil

TO BE AVOIDED

Hydrogenated oil, Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Butter, Hydrogenated oil, Soybean oil   

NUTS AND DRYFRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED

5 almonds (soak in water overnight)

TO BE AVOIDED

Cashew nuts, Pistachio, Peanuts, Raisins, Prunes, Figs, Dried apricot, Flaxseed, Pumpkin seed, sunflower seed

OTHER FOODS

TO BE CONSUMED

Homemade only, Jaggery

TO BE AVOIDED

All bakery products or processed, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Too salty and Spicy foods

DRINKS

TO BE CONSUMED

Homemade vegetable soup, Green tea, Herbal tea

TO BE AVOIDED

Carbonated beverages, Soya milk, Coconut water, canned soup, Packed soup and Canned fruit juices, Caffeinated drinks, Alcohol, Tea or Coffee.

DIET TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • 5 -Soaked Almond per day
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cups.
  • Regular exercise, Sleep well and stay positive

Note

  • Milk and milk products (Milk, Curd, Buttermilk, Cottage cheese, Butter to be avoided especially in Diabetes patients).
  • A special diet can be helpful to control the excessive accumulation of waste products and fluid in the blood and thus lessen the workload of your kidneys.
 
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