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Diet Plan for Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease in which a person’s body produces clusters of cells, called granulomas. Sarcoidosis leads to inflammation, which can affect any organ especially lungs, heart, skin, etc. A healthy diet can help in sarcoidosis. A healthier lifestyle by preparing healthy meals and snacks as part of a balanced diet. It is advised to avoid foods rich in calcium, as well as excessive sun exposure, as activities like sunbathing promote vitamin D production, which increases calcium levels in the blood.

Sarcoidosis diet charts

DIET CHART FOR SARCOIDOSIS

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Barley water / Wheatgrass Juice

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg / Sweet Dalia) / Veg Oats / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewian) / Besan pancake (gram flour) / Chapatti with veg or Dal / 2- Egg white portion only

MID-MORNING

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

LUNCH

Boiled Rice / Wheat flour Chapatti / Vegetable + Dal + Steamed Salad

EVENING

Sprouts / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Roasted chickpea / Rice flakes snack / Tea / Ginger tea

DINNER

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal + Steamed salad

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Whole grains cereals, Whole wheat, Oatmeal, Porridge, Quinoa, Millet, Rice flakes, Puffed rice, Brown rice.

Cereals to be avoided

White refined flour, White rice

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Avocado, Melon, Date (Soaked), Rhubarb, Apple, Papaya, Fig, Watermelon, Pear, Banana

Fruits to be avoided

Prunes, Sour plums, All kind of Cherries, Peaches, Pine-apple and all citrus fruits, All canned and packaged fruits

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

All vegetables like Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Pumpkin, Carrot, Coriander leaves, Spinach, Fenugreek leaves, Turnip, Potatoes, Beetroot, Mustard greens, Chicory, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Garlic, Artichokes, Kale, Peas, Parsley, Cabbage, Sweet potatoes, Winter squash, Broccoli, Mushroom.

Vegetables to be avoided

Canned and frozen vegetables, Overcooked, Fried, Baked vegetables, Fried foods

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All whole pulses, Lentils and Legumes

Pulses to be avoided

Dried and frozen pulses

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Low-fat yogurt, Buttermilk, Tofu.

Dairy Products to be avoided

High-fat milk and cream, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Milk, Ice-cream, Butter, Cheese, Custard

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Cumin, Fennel, Coriander, Salt, Thyme, Turmeric, Ginger, Black Pepper, Fenugreek seeds

Spices to be avoided

Red chilies and Green chilies

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Fat-free homemade soups, Herbal tea, Barley water, Wheat grass juice, Gooseberry juice, Pumpkin juice, Pomegranate juice, Ginger tea

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Hot chocolate drinks, Coffee, Cold water, Cold Beverages, All kind of Packed and processed juices

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white only, Lean meat, Skinless chicken, Fish (Grilled / Roasted /Boiled)

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Fish fried in a suitable oil, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Pork, Ham, Very lean minced meat, Rabbit, Egg yolk, Beef, Fish roe, Mutton, Duck, Goose, Hot dogs, Organ meat like Liver, Kidney and Chest, Red meat, Smoked and Canned fish, Marbled and Fatty meats.

SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Almond, Walnuts, Flax seeds, Hemp seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Peanuts, Raisins, Pistachio, Cashew nuts, Pecans

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Olive oil, Canola oil, Mustard oil, Sesame oil, Sunflower oil, Flaxseed oil, Hemo oil

Oils to be avoided

Hydrogenated oil, Butter, Palm oil

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, White sugar, Ice-cream, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, All Spicy foods, Too much salty food, Frozen food.

LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended.
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided especially breakfast.
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly
  • Herbal Tea- Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cups.
  • Flax seed/ Hemp seed / Pumpkin seed- 1 tsp/ day
  • Soaked Almond- 5 pieces
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