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Hi,<br><br><br><br>
New guy on the forum. I need ideas on good ways to keep my protein levels low. I've got kidney damage from eating bad things for most of my life. So from now on, no animal products and no legumes or soy products. Any suggestions?<br><br><br><br>
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Hard to say, because increasing fruits and veggies might also increase potassium. I guess your problem lies in having to eat low on protein and potassium.<br><br>
How bad is your kidney damage? BUN?
 

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Hi,<br><br><br><br>
My BUN is 39 (High) and my Kidney function is Moderately Reduced: 49.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I need to live on an all apple diet. They are the item lowest in both potassium and protein.<br><br><br><br>
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That's about double of the upper limit.<br><br>
Most probably you'll do fine not eating protein rich foods like tofu, moderate in beans to get enough but not exceeding amounts of protein. You need protein but should avoid excess - and you do this with a vegetarian diet. For potassium, try to find out if some of the foods you like are really abundant in potassium (like dried fruits).
 

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A vegan or mostly vegan diet will help you get enough protein while avoiding the excess protein of the Standard American Diet. I'd steer clear of soy products and fake meats, as they tend to be pretty high in protein. Stick to beans, grains, and nuts as your high-protein foods. Has your doc given you a specific recommendation as to how many grams of protein you should be eating per day?<br><br><br><br>
The links below are useful resources for identifying desirable and undesirable foods for your needs, and also for tracking your protein and potassium intake if you want.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganpeace.com/nutrient_information/nutrient_information.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganpeace.com/nutrient_i...nformation.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.NutritionData.com" target="_blank">www.NutritionData.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.FitDay.com" target="_blank">www.FitDay.com</a>
 

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Thank you. I've looked into the McDougall Easting Plan. It seems to recommend less than the WHO 6% Protein allocation. For me about 30 grams per day. I should do well on olive oil and apples. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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