We are taught to include a protein source with every meal, deemed as vital for warding off hunger pangs and ensuring healthy body function and whilst this is true, a high protein diet is not beneficial for everyone - especially those with kidney or liver disease. If you have been advised to go on a low protein diet or simply just want to try it out, check out this guide on low protein foods to eat low protein foods.
The benefits of a low-protein diet include an ease of workload on the kidneys and liver, extremely beneficial for those with kidney or liver issues. It also helps build protein metabolism and prevents a build up of toxic urea in the bloodstream. Here is a dinner recipe comprised of a variety of low-protein foods that can be easily added to your diet. It is also super easy to eat out on a low protein diet if you follow the recommended food list below. For the best discounts on a range of great restaurants such as Browns and Domino's pizza, visit My Favourite Voucher Codes
Key low-protein foods
Fresh fruit such as apples, bananas and berries.
Healthy fats such as Avocado.
Carbohydrates such as pasta, rice and oats.
Vegetables such as tomatoes and asparagus
Recipe idea: Avocado pasta
This meal is ideal for incorporating healthy fats (to ensure you are satiated for longer) and carbohydrates whilst avoiding high levels of protein.
2x ripe avocados
100g of uncooked pasta
Ground black pepper
Step 1: Heat water in a pan and wait for it to boil. When boiling, throw in pasta and cook according to instructions.
Step 2: Slice avocado and mash with a fork until it is a smooth paste or place in a blender (dependant on how smooth you want your sauce).
Step 3: Squeeze lemon juice into the avocado paste and add a splash of water.
Step 4: When cooked, drain the pasta and put it back into the pan.
Step 5: Mix in the avocado sauce with the pasta until it is fully coated.
Step 6: Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes and serve in a bowl.