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what is the proper diet for lupus patients? what foods are good to eat if you have lupus? are there any foods that should be avoided?

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Dr. Patricia Cagnoli
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
In : In general there aren't any good or bad foods for patients with lupus different from what we recommend to anybody who wishes to stay healthy. Recent research has shown that foods rich in Folic Acid or taking Folic Acid supplements can help . Since patients with lupus have an increase risk for heart disease and atherosclerosis the recomendations are to eat a low cholesterol low fat diet, watch the salt content to maintain normal blood pressure, eat a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and maintain a balance proportion of protein , carbs and fat in your diet.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats!

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Probably: Eating fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes, will give you the nutrients you may be lacking. Organic brightly colored fruits and vegetables, free of pesticides, are ideal. Nuts in small amounts good, too. Do not eat fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup, baked sweets, candy, ice cream, etc).
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Do I need to alter my diet?

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Depends: Diet depends on your medical conditions and what you want in your body. The usda food guide is a safe way to find balanced nutrition by focusing on the food groups that are most vital to our health. Seek your doctor's help to tailor a diet plan that is personalized just for you and your needs. http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=2&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1348.
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Can diet affect stroke risk?

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Dr. Willa Terry
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Does diet affect ms?

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How can I stick to my diet at the shopping mall?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Eat healthy foods!: You need a lifestyle modification diet that you can live with that nourishes, provides needed protein, and is caloric restrictive without starvation. How about a huge veggie salad with some grilled fish or chicken, small olive oil and vinegar. Everyone will notice and want some! just tell people that this is how you like to eat because it's healthy. Then, go for a 10 minute walk.

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