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DIET CHART FOR SCLERODERMA

INTRODUCTION

Scleroderma is a chronic, rare, autoimmune disease in which normal tissues are replaced with thick fibrous tissues. In this condition, our immune system triggers cells to produce too much collagen which results in thickening and fibrosis of the skin. Scleroderma is usually a skin disorder but it also affects lungs, kidneys, muscles and joints. A balanced diet is very beneficial for scleroderma because people with scleroderma experience symptoms like poor appetite, weight loss and malnutrition. This balanced diet helps to maintain the ideal weight and avoid the risk of heart, lung and kidney problems. Here, we need to avoid foods that aggravate symptoms such as citrus fruit, greasy fried food, spicy food, carbonated beverages and alcohol.

Scleroderma

DAILY DIET SCHEDULE

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Green tea / Detox tea

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg / sweet Dalia) / Veg oats / Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewia / Chapatti with veg or Dal

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad

LUNCH

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal / Salad /Non – veg (Once in week)

EVENING

Sprouts / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Salad

DINNER

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

TO BE CONSUMED

Brown rice, White rice, Oats, Wheat, Quinoa, Sorghum, Amaranth, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Pearl millet, Buckwheat, Little millet

Flour Ratio - Wheat Atta (50%) + Soybean Atta (20%) + Ragi flour (30%)

TO BE AVOIDED

Rye

VEGETABLES

TO BE CONSUMED

Lettuce, Broccoli, Carrots, Sweet potatoes, Turnip, Chicory greens, Spinach, Kale, Beans, Lentils, Cabbage, Brussels  sprouts, Beets, Cucumbers, Bell peppers, Potatoes, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Pumpkin.

TO BE AVOIDED

Tomatoes, Brinjal, Garlic, Onion, Ginger.

FRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED

Banana, Dates, Pomegranate, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Figs, Custard apple, Peach, Plum, Guava, Apple, Sapodilla.

TO BE AVOIDED

Orange, Lemons, Limes, Berries (sour), Sour grapes, Mangoes, Kiwi.

DRY FRUITS / SEEDS

TO BE CONSUMED

Almond, Raisins, Walnut, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds.

TO BE AVOIDED

Ground Nuts, Pistachio, Cashew.

PULSES

TO BE CONSUMED

Green lentils, Yellow lentils, Split chick pea

TO BE AVOIDED

Chick pea, Kidney beans, Bengal grams, Black grams.

MILK PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Cow ghee

TO BE AVOIDED

Milk, Butter, Curd, Buttermilk, Yoghurt

NON- VEG

TO BE CONSUMED

Lean meat- Chicken, Fish (Salmon, Tuna, Sardines, Anchovies, Herring, Rohu), Egg white.

TO BE AVOIDED

Red meat, Processed and Fried meat

SPICES

TO BE CONSUMED

Turmeric, Oregano, Coriander, Celery seeds, Cumin, Green cardamom, Fennel, Fenugreek, Cinnamon, Mustard

TO BE AVOIDED

Pimento, Nutmeg, Clove, Black cardamom, Carom seeds

Oils

TO BE CONSUMED

Olive oil, Soybean oil, Canola oil, Rice bran oil, Almond oil, Cow ghee

TO BE AVOIDED

Palm oil, Coconut oil

OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Honey, Jaggery

TO BE AVOIDED

Refined sugar, Fast food, Alcohol, Tobacco, Tea, Coffee.

DRINKS

TO BE CONSUMED

Coconut water, Sugarcane juice, Homemade soups, Herbal tea, Homemade juices

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, Canned soup and Packaged soup, Alcohol, Squashes, Carbonated drinks

HOME REMEDIES

TURMERIC

Take 1 tsp of turmeric powder and mix it with water and make a paste. Apply this paste on affected areas.

SPINACH

Add spinach in your daily diet.

FISH OIL

It can be applied on patches or add tuna, salmon, cod fish in diet. Fish oil reduces inflammation and swelling.

PEPPERMINT OIL

Mix 5-6 drops of peppermint oil with coconut oil, mix it properly and apply it on the affected area.

FLAX SEED OIL

Consumption of 1 tsp of flax seed daily will strengthen the immune system.

DIET TIPS

  • Eat small meals frequently rather than large meals.
  • Add herbs and spices like turmeric, rosemary, cinnamon, basil in your diet.
  • Cut down refined sugar.
  • Avoid processed foods.
 
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