As per health care professionals, the recommended protein intake, should be in the range of 40-60 grams every day for a healthy body. But having said that, the amount we consume is much higher than that and this may not be good for the liver and kidneys. To keep your body healthy, you need to consume foods which have a low protein content, and here is a low-protein diet plan which you can follow.
Breakfast - During breakfast, you can have half a cup of orange juice along with a banana and non-dairy creamer (½ cup). Along with that you can have cereal but they should be low in protein. While buying cereals, you can check the labels, and take a look at the amount of protein they contain.
Lunch - For lunch you can have an ounce of turkey breast (about 28 gm just enough to supplement the level of proteins required by the body), half a cup of tomato, couple of slices of white bread, lettuce, fruit punch, a medium-sized apple, mayonnaise (2 - 3 tbs) and beans (not more than ½ cup).
Snack - For evening snack, you can have an ice cream or a popsicle.
Dinner - While having dinner, you need to have white rice (½ or 1 cup), quarter of a cup of cauliflower and broccoli, not more than a couple of ounce of lean hamburger, salads and half a cup of pineapples. For salads you can have lettuce, chopped celery, cucumber and alfalfa sprouts. And instead of pineapples, you can use apples or water chestnuts as well.
Low-protein Foods List
Here is a list of foods which are low in proteins.
- Raw papayas
- Raw cucumber
- Red, ripe tomatoes
- Canned solid or liquid sauerkraut
- Carrot juice
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Dried plums or prunes, but should be without added sugar
- Canned pumpkin without salt
- Sweet potato
- Cooked, boiled or drained parsnips
- Raw lettuce
- Raw Blackberries
- Boiled, cooked or frozen beans (without salt)
- Boiled potatoes without skin
- Blueberry pie
- Whole grain, toasted bread
- Oatmeal bread
- Wheat, cracked-wheat and pita bread
- Tortilla chips
- Plain or frozen Waffles
Low-protein for Weight Loss
Protein is necessary for the body, but it's excess is bad. So even if you consume foods rich in protein, it should be in small portions. Proteins which come from animal based products like meat and eggs, are high in fat content and are not good if you are thinking of losing weight. High fat diets means more calories and more the amount of calories in the body, less the chance of weight loss. In short, you should not consume animal fat. If you want to lose weight, you need to consume foods rich in fiber, especially fruits and vegetables.
So all in all, you need to have a low-protein diet plan so that your liver and kidneys function normally. Whenever you are considering a diet plan, you should consult a professional as there may be certain foods to which you are allergic, and so, its best you avoid them.