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Renal Failure And Eating Cornmeal Porridge
Puffed wheat: You may eat puffed wheat cereal as long as it is low sodium. ...Read more
Sodium free beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes
Neither: Both types of foods contain high glycemic index sugars, the sweet potatoes being somewhat worse. A balanced, lower fat diet and exercise will suffice for weight loss of 10 lbs. Or so. A larger weight loss might require a specific diet. Of those available you should look at the dukan diet. It is a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic index-food diet and is safe for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle is muscle: There is a trace amount of creatine and creatinine in muscle meats which contributes slightly to urine creatinine, but most of it comes from the production of creatine in your own muscle. Creatine is used for short term storage of energy as creatine phosphate and some leaks out of your muscles every day. After a loading dose of 25 g per day for a week, 5 g creatine per day helps muscles work. ...Read more
I like eating dietary products that are high in protein (such as protein cookies)i also eat veggies, meat, fruit...Is it ok to eat those cookies?
Yes: As long as you use with moderation. ...Read more
Nephrolithiasis: There are many different types of stones including calcium oxalate (mono & dihydrate), calcium phosphate, struvite, cystine, indinvir, matrix and uric acid stones, to name a few. The type of stone is not the whole answer, however. A complete stone risk analysis also includes specific serum and urine studies, as well. After a full stone risk analysis appropriate dietary restrictions can be given. ...Read more
Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?
Yes: Soy milk is a good protein source, but the issue with cirrhosis is to limit protein, usually to no more than 40 grams/day. Your doctor should arrange for you to speak to a nutritionist who can give you more information on how much in the way of meat, fish, dairy and soy protein is safe for you. The severity of the cirrhosis and any history of increased ammonia problems will also impact this. ...Read more
Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?
Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been eating mainly meat potatoes soy and bananas and bread everyday because of ulcerative colitis. What other healthy foods can I eat?
Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?
Yes and no: It's important for everybody, including people with chf, to avoid bad fats (animal fats, trans-fats), refined sugar, and simple carbs. A balanced diet includes mono and poly-unsaturated fats, complex carbs and starches and protein, all in moderation. Folks with CHF should avoid salt which promotes fluid retention and htn, and should aim for normal body weight. ...Read more
How hungry are they?: This depends on how hungry the diabetic is and how large the tacos are. As to how many he or she should eat, that once again depends on the size. Such tacos should be relatively low-glycemic so are relatively healthy but one should not overeat. As for the best diet for a diabetic consider trying dr. Cousens' approach: http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ; http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23. ...Read more
Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal? What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?
Yes: White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar. Part of the Insulin response to that rapid increase in blood sugar makes you fat. A tiny amount won't hurt, but it makes it difficult to lose weight. Replace the bread with vegetables. Not rice. Starch is not a required part of a meal. You can get calcium from yogurt, cheese, sardines, greens. ...Read more
Wanting to gain muscle, i get my protein from greek yogurt, Special K meal bars w/peanut butter, chicken, turkey. Is that enough? I'm very picky
Is this a healthy breakfast whole grain whole wheat cereal with vitamin d or almond milk with two eggs and a banana other days i eat a pbnj w/ banana?
HiCarb ↑esObesity DM: You're describing a breakfast which is high in carbohydrates; the grains are no longer hole, they have been ground into flour which dramatically increases their glycemic index ; bananas are a high glycemic index fruit. The eggs are fine yet everything you describe is low fiber content, a highly relevant issue given your stated history. All foods are marketed as healthy because this increases sales. ...Read more
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