Power tuberculosis - especially the menu

April 8, 2014

 food for tuberculosis
 Malnutrition is a common problem among patients with tuberculosis. The lack of protein has a particularly negative impact on the body's ability to fight the disease, so the power of tuberculosis role.

A balanced diet of TB patients is essential to the successful treatment of the disease. Furthermore, it is necessary to exclude alcohol consumption during the entire course of treatment, as it increases the risk for various complications and undesirable side effects.

Diet with pulmonary tuberculosis did not differ from diet with other types of tuberculosis - the need for nutrients is approximately the same in all patients.


Nutritional care for tuberculosis

Some recommendations regarding the supply of TB patients who are advised to adhere to doctors in many countries:

  • Calorie intake should be 10% higher than normal rates - this is necessary to maintain a normal body weight and body function during diseases. TB patients with symptomatic HIV HIV - can be slow, can not be stopped  HIV - can be slow, can not be stopped
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   caloric needs may be increased by 20-30%;
  • The required amount of protein is calculated from 1.2-1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. In most cases patients should consume from 75 to 100 grams of protein per day;
  • Patients are advised to take a good multivitamin that contains 50-150% of the RDA of various vitamins and minerals. They are no substitute for good nutrition, but help getting enough nutrients in the early stages of treatment, when the majority of patients still poor appetite, and they can not always eat as much as you need.

As a rule, a special health food with tuberculosis is not appointed, although at the time of hospitalization, of course, the food in accordance with the recommendations of the attending physician. After discharge from the hospital, patients are urged to continue to eat properly and diversely.



The menu of tuberculosis every day should include a variety of vegetables and fruits, and other plant foods - legumes, grains, seeds and nuts. At least four times a week should eat greens (the darker the color, the better), fruit and vegetables orange, starchy vegetables. Try to include a daily diet of colorful fruits, vegetables and berries - it will help make your diet is the most diverse and rich.

Consuming large amounts of plant food, it must be remembered that the patient's body should get enough calories, so eat only fruits and vegetables should not be. For example, in 2000 kcal diet should include about two cups of fruit and two and a half cups of vegetables. Eat as many calories as you need - low-calorie diet for tuberculosis will do more harm than good; moreover, in such a diet is hardly necessary because tuberculosis Tuberculosis - a full recovery is not guaranteed  Tuberculosis - a full recovery is not guaranteed
   generally leads to weight loss.

Every day, consume at least 85 grams of different whole grains. At least half of all grains, which are included in the diet of a patient with tuberculosis should be classified as whole grain.

You should also drink at least three cups of milk, yogurt or yogurt a day. It is desirable to choose dairy products with reduced fat content - is not associated with the need to reduce the caloric intake, and that such products do not contain the most useful for the body fat.

In general, from saturated fat should arrive no more than 10% of total calories consumed patient; the consumption of trans fats should be minimized, and the best of them opt out.

Useful polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats can be obtained from fish, nuts, seeds, avocados and vegetable oils. Vegetable salad with unrefined olive oil - one of the most useful (and besides, simple) food for tuberculosis patients.

To the body gets enough protein in the diet include, in addition to dairy products and beans, chicken, lamb and beef; at the use of pork is recommended to remove from it all visible fat.

Foods to avoid TB:

  • Coffee and drinks kofeinizirovannye - their consumption should be substantially limit or abandon them altogether;
  • Semi-finished and refined products;
  • White carbohydrates - white bread, sugar, white rice, and so on;
  • Foods high in saturated fat - fried foods, sausages, fast food, and so on.

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Chocolate diet - not a lot of fun

January 22, 2009

 Chocolate Diet
   Chocolate diet - a meal plan, aimed at reducing weight, which includes daily consumption of chocolate. However, in limited quantities.

 Chocolate diet - not a lot of fun


The invention relates to a chocolate classical period in the history of the Maya. They learned how to cook from the fruit of the cocoa chocolate drink. The process begins with the collection, fermentation and roasting of the beans. Then, the beans were ground and mixed the powder with water, chili and corn flour.

In the 15th century the Maya and Aztecs used this bitter drink in religious and court ceremonies. Christopher Columbus wrote that the Aztecs used cacao beans as money. He brought some cocoa beans to Europe and, later, other researchers have brought the recipe for which of the grains could make a drink. In Spain, it began to cook, adding cinnamon and sugar; this drink for a century remained a Spanish secret.

Then it gradually began to recognize in other European countries, but it is a long time remained very expensive, affordable only for members of the upper stratum of society.

After the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century that changed. Mass production allowed to reduce the price of products from cocoa, including a solid chocolate.

Another important milestone in the history of chocolate refers to 1875, when Henri Nestle and Daniel Peter learned how to make milk chocolate by adding condensed milk chocolate.

 Chocolate diet - not a lot of fun

Chocolate Ingredients

Cocoa beans of approximately 50% are composed of fat; 100 g of chocolate contains about 500 calories and 30 grams of fat. Calories, of course, contribute to weight gain, but the fats that are in chocolate, but raise cholesterol levels. Cocoa butter, which is a component of chocolate, comprises oleic acid, which relates to monounsaturated fats.

Chocolate also contains caffeine, theobromine and phenylethylamine. The last of these substances causes a feeling similar to that which a person experiences when falling in love.

The cocoa beans also have flavonoids functioning as Antioxidants Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits  Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits
 . Flavonoids relaxes blood vessels, improving blood circulation. Antioxidants help prevent cancer, heart disease, stroke, Stroke - a serious brain injury  Stroke - a serious brain injury
 . The dark chocolate contains more flavonoids than milk. Cocoa content in dark chocolate should be no less than 70%.

 Chocolate diet - not a lot of fun

Chocolate Diet

Traditionally, it was thought that chocolate promotes weight gain and an increase in fat mass. However, in the late twentieth century, scientists began to investigate the effect of chocolate on health and concluded that the benefits of this product is much more than harm. Soon there were a weight loss diet, which includes chocolate.

Standard chocolate diet plan looks like this:

  • Breakfast - fresh fruit, fruit salad or cereal porridge low-fat milk and strawberries, 30 grams of chocolate
  • Snack - popcorn or fruit, and 30 g of chocolate
  • Snack - a salad, or whole-grain pasta. Sauce for pasta should be without meat of low fat and no nitrates.
  • Lunch - fettuccini with garlic sauce, pasta with salad or vegetables, steamed
  • Evening snack - a handful of popcorn or fruit, and 30 g of chocolate

During this diet you need every day to drink at least 1.5 liters of water and to give up caffeine, sugar, fatty foods, red meat and fatty dairy products, nuts and seeds.

It is believed that chocolate improves mood, allows a person a long time to think about food, and if necessary rapidly suppresses hunger. The day should eat no more than 100 grams of chocolate.

For the diet is suitable only dark chocolate - and the darker, the better (you can try to find in stores tiles, which contain 90% cocoa - this exquisite delicacy and a real boost of antioxidants).

Instead of popcorn you can eat dry bread, but instead of pasta, such as brown rice.

The diet should not last more than two weeks. In the second week, you can start eating small amounts of hard cheeses and low-fat cottage cheese.

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