Recommended and non-recommended food for lupus

What can you eat and what you can’t if you have lupus

Sources of carbohydratesThose having basifying minerals should predominate, including magnesium: – Potato, sweet potato– Legumes such as lentils, peas, chickpeas or beans. 3 to 4 times a week.

– Quinoa (also gives us Omega 3)

– Buckwheat or buckwheat

– Muesli with nuts and dried fruit – Moderate consumption of cereals and bread. They predominate in the previous food diet. – Rice, oats, millet, rye

– Toast or biscuits

– Rice cakes or corn

– Breakfast cereals fortified in minerals – Madeleines and ladyfingers in moderation (they do not contain as much fat as other pastries).

Sources of proteinVegetarian Diets:– Up to 4 eggs a week

– Tofu

– Tempeh

– Vegetable Burgers Diets with animal food:

– Fish, bluefish enhance

– White Meat. Remove the fat from the meat.

Fats and oil– Extra virgin olive oil is the most suitable in composition and anti-inflammatory properties. – High oleic sunflower oil, argan oil. – Avocado salads – Nuts every day
SOURCES OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN THE DIET** Try to keep these foods always at home **
FRESH VEGETABLESThey provide beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C and B vitamins, important nutrients for the skin. Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. We will choose the bright colors: – Carrots, squash, beets, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, fruits like mango, persimmon, watermelon, persimmons, peaches, apricots, papaya, etc.. – It is recommended to take carrot juices (with apple or other fruit to give better flavor), as reinforcement of beta carotene. – Pollen: supplement rich in carotenes. – Fruit jellies with agar-agar
DRY FRUITDried fruit is an important source of minerals such as calcium.– Dried figs

– Plums

– Raisins

– Dried fruit in general (not sweetened)

They should be taken daily, but in moderate amounts (25-35g.). They provide anti-Inflammatory minerals and fats.– Nuts

– Hazelnuts

– Almonds

– Sesame seeds

– Flax seed

– Chia Seeds

MILK AND MILK PRODUCTSWe will seek non-fat dairy products because whole fat dairy products are high in saturated fats– Skim Milk

– No aspartame skimmed yogurts

– Fresh low fat cheese

– Soy drink with calcium and vitamin B12. Other enriched vegetable drinks

It is very important to keep a good hydration.
-Water, tea – Non-carbonated soft drinks: guarana, tamarind drink, etc.. – Vegetable drinks – Natural juices (most valuable vitamin) or packaged ones – Isotonic drinks, colas without gas
Sources of carbohydrates– Refined breakfast cereals and sugary foods– Vienna bread, pastries, cakes, palm trees, donuts, etc..: They are rich in butter (saturated fat), which contribute to inflammatory processes in the body.

– Microwave Popcorn with trans fats: increase cardiovascular risk

Sources of proteinVegetarian Diets:– Seitan: is high in phenylalanine and tyrosine, melanin precursors (reducing photosensitivity) Diets with animal food:

– Veal in moderation.

– Sausage, spicy sausage, sausages, Frankfurt, totally discouraged.

Fats and oil– Hydrogenated margarine with trans fats – Butter – Seed oil rich in omega-6 (safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, wheat germ oil, soybean oil). – Refined oils
SOURCES OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN THE DIET** Try to keep these foods always at home **
– Toasted nuts, if there is dryness of mucous or gastritis, can be difficult to take. – Savory snacks: may contribute to fluid retention that corticosteroid medication causes. – Nuts fried or caramelized
MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS– Whole milk – Cream – Fatty cheeses, cheese spreads, cheese, goat or sheep that are not low-fat or 0%. – Dairy desserts: flan, curd, custard, cream desserts, mousse, Greek yogurt, etc.. They are very high in fat and cholesterol.
It is very important to keep a good hydration.
– Carbonated colas: they are acidic because they contain gas (phosphoric acid). This gas acidifies the body due to the difference in pH in the body.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

10 January, 2022

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