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Why Doctor Gives Me Cream of Wheat Instead of Oatmeal for Renal Diet

2015-01-13 00:08

Why Doctor Gives Me Cream of Wheat Instead of Oatmeal for Renal DietA kidney disease diet is very necessary since damaged kidneys cannot filter wastes and toxins produced after food metabolism. Why does your doctor give me cream of wheat instead of oatmeal for renal diet? Follow me to get some facts on them. Any other questions, please email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com.

Cream of wheat & oatmeal

● Calorie

Cream of wheat contains less calories than oatmeal.

A 1-cup serving of oatmeal made with water provides you with 166 calories. The same amount of cream of wheat made with water contains 126 calories, but it isn’t as nutrient dense. Therefore, it is better for those who have to lose weight or control blood sugar level.

● Protein

Eating a cup of oatmeal will provide you with 5.9 grams of protein, which is a bit more than the 3.6 grams in each cup of cream of wheat, this fact makes cream of wheat is a better choice for kidney disease patients, since they are required to limit protein intake.

Balance your diet

Only cream of wheat is not enough to be taken as your diet. You can add egg white and low-fat milk into your breakfast, to meet with your body’s needs of certain calories and high-quality of protein. These foods won’t burden your kidneys.

Herbal teas

Diet cannot treat disease but to help you prevent some potential symptoms. While some Chinese herbal teas can relieve symptoms such as swelling, back pain, nausea and urine changes. Dandelion root, nettle leaf, corn silks, poria cocos and rhizome of lalang, are commonly used to make herbal tea. You can leave a message below for guidance.

If you have moderate to sever kidney damage, you should take timely and a holistic treatment to improve kidney function, which is the key of dealing with kidney disease. We have almost 30 years of clinical experience, and have gained high reputation in this field. If you need help, please be free to contact us.

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