A balanced eating plan plays an important role in children growth and development, and it is also same to Children with Nephrotic Syndrome. However, due to various dietary restrictions, most parents have no ideas what food their children can eat. Today, we will introduce the sample diet plan for toddlers suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome.
Daily dietary principles
Food we eat must be good for our health and for children with Nephrotic Syndrome, foods they choose should be good for their kidneys and meanwhile they provide them with necessary nutritions. Only on such a basis, can they avoid bad effects caused by improper diet.
Based on the principle, children with Nephrotic Syndrome are suggested to:
1. Ingest moderate high quality protein.
High protein consumption increase kidney burn and accelerate Nephrotic Syndrome, so they need to regulate their protein intake according their GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) which reflects the kidney condition. But a proper high-quality protein intake can produce few wastes and supply necessary nutrients.
2. Avoid high-fat foods.
High-fat foods also need to be avoided by children with the disorders due to hyperlipemia, one of the leading complications of Nephrotic Syndrome. In our daily life, high-fat foods refer to cream, chocolate, nuts, seeds, luncheon meat, and sea foods and so on.
3. Not to drink too much soup.
Due to severe leakage of protein from urine, large amounts of fluid stay in the blood, leading to swelling or edema. For this reason, children with Nephrotic Syndrome are usually suggested to limit fluid intake, including soup.
4. Eat foods with high vitamins.
Because of strict diet limitation, children with Nephrotic Syndrome run high risk for vitamin deficiency. Therefore, parents to arrange some high vitamin foods which can provide necessary vitamin and meanwhile causes no further damages on kidney, so as to avoid unnecessary problems.
Specific diet plan
At breakfast, children can eat an egg white and half glass of skim milk and some pieces of apple.
At lunch, children can eat 20-30g lean meat, 100g cabbage, 25g pakchoi, 50g flour and 100g pear.
At Supper, children can eat 50g rice, 15-20g lean meat, 100-150g white gourd and 100g apple.
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