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07 June 2011

More on diet and SLE

In this article, DietDoc gives some additional tips regarding dietary adjustments and use of supplements in managing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

In this article, DietDoc gives some additional tips regarding dietary adjustments and use of supplements in managing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

  • Cold-water fish - tuna, herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon
  • Fresh-water fish – trout
  • Seafood – shrimps

Soy protein is another source of protein that is useful in SLE diets, either as tofu or tempe, or textured vegetable protein. This kind of protein, which is derived from the soya bean, is low in fat compared to meat protein. Soya foods also contain bioflavonoids that boosts immunity.

  • Fish oils (cod liver oil, tuna oil)
  • Plant oils (canola, soya and flaxseed oils)
  • Dark green, leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli)
  • Omega-3-enriched foods such as eggs, milk and bread

  • High-energy, high-fat foods – chips, cakes, pies, chocolate, fatty meat
  • Alfalfa tablets – these contain a compound called L-canavanine that may aggravate SLE
  • Excessive alcohol intake – limit your intake of alcoholic drinks to one or two on special occasions

 
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