Dietary Tips To Treat High Protein Levels

By | May 25, 2009

Treating High Protein Levels In Blood

Please specify some dietary tips to treat high protein levels in blood.

Proteins are important for the healthy functioning of the body and a healthy person needs approximately 40 to 60 g of proteins daily. Blood proteins help to regulate cell function and are responsible for the upkeep of the immune system. Chronic infection or inflammation as well as multiple myeloma and other bone marrow diseases can cause elevated protein levels in the blood.

This condition strains the liver and the kidneys and In the long run, this can lead to liver disease and kidney failure and thus kidney and liver patients are usually recommended to reduce their consumption of proteins to as little as 4 to 8 % daily. An ideal low protein diet would contain around 39 g of protein per meal, with 1476 cal, 48 g of fat, 237 g of carbohydrates, 1270 mg of sodium and 2282 g of potassium. The reduced protein consumption should be balanced with an increased intake of calories to supply the body with essential energy reserves.

Diet For Reducing Protein Levels

Since animal products i.e. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and even dairy products, are considered to be high protein reserves you should limit their consumption and increase your consumption of low protein products, i.e. breads, cereals, rice, pasta, dried beans and vegetables. You should try to replace the thick slices of salami in your sandwich with thinner slices, filling it up with lettuce leaves, chopped celery, parsley, chestnuts, alfalfa sprouts and cucumber instead. Avoid having thick soups with a high content of cream and opt for light, clear vegetables soups. For the main course, you should focus on vegetables and whole grains and cereals, consuming only a small portion of meat as a side dish.

An ideal diet for reducing protein consumption starts with a breakfast of ¾ cup of cereals taken with ½ cup of skimmed milk or non dairy creamer and ½ glass of orange juice. You can have a fruit along with this. For lunch, you can have a sandwich made with lettuce, tomatoes, green beans and mayonnaise, washed down with fresh fruit juice. You can use the meat of a turkey breast but do not exceed 1 oz per meal. Dinner can be a meal with white rice, broccoli or cauliflower, tossed salad in a ranch dressing and lean meat. You can have some fruits, like pineapple or apple for dessert. Avoid snacking on junk food, fried food etc in between meals. If you feel hungry, you should have a cherry fruit roll-up or a Popsicle. You can consult a dietician for a more detailed low protein diet chart.