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Low protein

Although not a weight loss plan, the Low Protein Diet is one that some people have to follow on the advice of a doctor.

Protein is an essential nutrient needed by the body for growth, wound healing, and the ability to fight infection, however, some people with severe kidney or liver disease must sometimes follow a Low Protein Diet.

Following this diet meal plan ensures that waste products do not build up in their blood from eating too much protein.

Pros : Low protein diet

  • This diet meal plan should only be followed on the advice of your doctor.

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Publications : Low protein diet

This 3-in-1 reference book covers hundreds of terms and expressions relating to a Low Protein Diet, and is designed for doctors, medical students, medical researchers, and patients, who want to become more familiar with information relating to the Low Protein Diet. It also offers information on how to research the latest information on the internet.

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Example recipes : Low protein diet

Quick White Bread

  • 100g (4oz) soft margarine
  • 100g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 200g (8oz) Loprofin Low Protein Mix
  • 2 x 5mlsp (2tsp) Loprofin Egg Replacer
  • 2 x 5mlsp (2tsp) baking powder
  • 150ml (6floz) Loprofin PKU Milk Drink
  • Flavouring/additive of choice

Oven temperature: 190?C/375?F/Gas Mark 5

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Verdict : Low protein diet

A diet plan review indicates that a healthy individual needs between 40-60 grams of protein per day to maintain good health. Unless you have been diagnosed with a kidney or liver disease there is no reason to adopt this diet.