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    low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar

    Hubby has been released from hospital with acute kidney failure. I'm familiar with low-sugar diets, but need help with low-protein, low-salt (< 2000 mg daily) diets. Help? Does anyone have recipes, ideas? Many thanks!

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    Re: low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar

    Vegetables and grains are low protein and low salt; legumes are moderate in protein and low in salt. Some of these can be rather high in starch, which may or may not be an issue for someone on a low sugar diet.

    Does the absence of any reference to fat mean he can eat all the avocados and unsalted macadamia nuts he wants? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar

    Oh, don't we wish! <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>
    The key is balance among protein, carbohydrates and fat. I've talked myself silly trying to convince beloved hubby he cannot just consume large amounts of pasta, etc. It turns to sugar--not good for diabetes.

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    Re: low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar

    Au contraire! I am a diabetic and pasta is a recommended complex carbohydrate source. It has a fairly low glycaemic index meaning, during its digestion, its conversion to blood glucose is slow hence, its effect on blood glucose concentration is less dramatic compared to pure glucose and other carbohydrates. All carbohydrates are converted to glucose.
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    Re: low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar

    From what I have read, it makes a big difference how thoroughly cooked it is: al dente takes a while to break down, but I suspect the kind sold in cans will dissolve halfway to your stomach. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar

    Hi, when you need low sugar, add no sugar to your food, when you need low salt, add no salt to your food, when you need low protein food, avoid meats and less nuts, beans, peanuts. when you need something healthy and energize, go for more fiber food, vegies, living food, and even if you do not know how to balance your food intake, try browse 'urine therapy' theory. original food like fruits already have sugar content in it. take original food fresh from gardens not processed food from cans. original food taste better than processed food. there are many contents to search in fiber food, vegies, living food and urine therapy to get you some ideas. cheers.

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