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Diet Plan for Patients of Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a group of diseases that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in various tissue or organ of the body. There are over 30 different amyloid proteins. Each amyloid protein is arranged in a structure called a fibril. Fibrils are low molecular weight proteins that are derived from precursor proteins. Fibrils of amyloid can float in the plasma of blood and deposit into tissues of the body. Amyloidosis condition is affecting fewer than 4,000 people in the United States each year), but it can be fatal.

Fruits
To Avoid To Consume
Lemon Apple
Mango Berry (Only ripened)
Banana Grapes
Citrus Fruits Papaya
Watermelon Pears
Cherry Cantaloupe
Green plums Pineapple
Carambola (Kamrakh) Coconut
- Kiwi
Grains
The whole grains, which are refined like, maida. Bran cereal
White Rice Brown rice
- Wheat Pasta
- Oats
Vegetables
To Avoid To Consume
Bitter gourd Green leafy vegetables
Cauliflower Cabbage
Onion (Raw) Spinach
Garlic (Raw) Cucumber
- Carrot
- Celery
- Beans
- Black eye beans
- Peas
- Asparagus
Spices/Oils
To Avoid To Consume
Hemp pepper Mint
Red chilies Turmeric
- Coriander
- Cumin
- Fennel
- Olive oil
Non-Veg Items
To Avoid To Consume
Red Meat Boiled Egg White
Processed meat -
Frozen meat -
Other Foods
To Avoid To Consume
Too much salty food Wheat grass
Junk Food Walnuts (soaked)
Oily Food Almonds (soaked)
Cake Hazelnut
Sweet meat Honey
Chocolate Sesame
Coffee Aloe Vera
Alcohol Buttermilk
Maida biscuits Organic butter
Pepper Coconut milk
Tea -
Dark Chocolate -
Fat Cheese -

Diet Chart For Amyloidosis

Early Morning

Warm water with 1tsp Flax seeds

Breakfast

Broken wheat porridge / veg upma / Veg Vermicelli / Veg Idli / Semolina pancake / Besan pancake (gram flour) / Missi Roti /Oats/ Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal + Egg white

Mid-Morning

Fruit / Fruit juice / Herbal tea / Coconut water/ Coconut milk

Lunch

Chapatti+ Rice + Salad + Vegetable + Dal / Chicken (Once in week)

Evening

Roasted chane/ homemade soup / Vermicelli / Herbal tea

Dinner

Chapatti with Vegetable and Dal

Useful Tips

There is no one size fits all diet for AL Amyloidosis. What is best for you will be decided based on your unique situation. Experts do agree that healthy eating has many benefits. And when you’re already facing so much, you want to do whatever you can to be your healthiest self.

The best take away tip I can give you is to keep an open mind and be ready to experiment. As you try new things and choose healthier options, you will adjust, and healthy eating will be your new normal.

Things to remember

  • Amyloidosis is an umbrella term that describes diseases caused by abnormal deposits of the protein amyloid.
  • Do not skip any meal specially breakfast.
  • The symptoms of amyloidosis vary widely, depending on which tissues and organs are affected.
  • There is no cure for amyloidosis.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day
  • The aims of treatment are to prevent further deposits of amyloid proteins and ease the symptoms.
  • Increase servings of seasonal fruits and vegetables.