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      Jen Cueva
      Keymaster

      Proteins are essential for our cells. Those of us with PH, often find it difficult to chew or eat the required nutrients for our bodies. This short article I found that may be helpful.

      I usually graze throughout the day, like a toddler. But I also have chronic kidney disease, which limits some of my macronutrients.

      I’m also not a fan of eggs or a ton of meat. But, I do like chicken and seafood. I have to be craving beef when I eat it.

      I’ve added protein powders to smoothies, eat other protein-rich foods like broccoli, spinach, or other greens, chickpeas, beans, quinoa, and many others. But, I still fail to reach my protein goals as suggested by my kidney doctor.

      Are you or your loved ones meeting your protein requirements each day? If yes, what are your favorite sources? If not, is it by choice or something else?

    • #29820
      Tracey
      Participant

      @jen good question. I’ve been trying to find a nutritionist to help me with this but no luck. I’m hopeful that I can get another referral when I see my new doctor next week.

    • #29827
      Jen Cueva
      Keymaster

      Hi @traceyaustralianmigration-co-za, I am unsure how this is covered for you there. But, if they cover it, a nutritionist or dietician would be great. They can base your protein needs and other macronutrients based specifically for you.

      Do you have any favorite protein sources?

    • #33007
      Jen Cueva
      Keymaster

      Hey @traceyaustralianmigration-co-za, this was the post about protein I thought about. But it appears that no one except us replied. I also found another topic about protein mixes and shakes that you may find helpful. I’m sharing that link, too.

      Although protein is needed, we also need to be careful not to overdo it. I can’t have too much protein with my chronic kidney disease (CKD). But because I need it for my anemia and PH, I have to try and balance this as I do my fluids.

      This article from American Heart Association reminds us this. But this, too, is individualized and best to discuss with your medical team.

      I’m not a huge meat eater. I tend to eat chicken and seafood. But at times, I crave red meat. This is usually when my iron is lower, and my anemia is out of whack.

      Tracey did your team suggest increasing protein for healing. AS a nurse, I know that’s important for recovery, too. Do you like cheese sticks and greek yogurt? They both have protein. What are some protein-rich foods that you can try to add to your diet?

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