A low-protein diet is a diet in which people decrease their intake of protein. A low-protein diet is used as a therapy for inherited metabolic disorders, such as phenylketonuria (PKU) and homocystinuria (HCU), and can also be used to treat kidney or liver disease
A clear distinction between low-protein diets for Kidney disorders and metabolic disorders. Patients with metabolic disorders are generally affected by one or two amino-acids. Therefore their diet is supplemented by ‘the formula’ which contains essential amino-acids without those which are detrimental to their health. That is why, the ‘formula’ for HCU is different from that for PKU.
The food pyramid for metabolic disorders is given below:
Why and how I got into this:
My son was diagnosed with Homocystinuria (HCU) at the age of 2 . He has been on low-protein diet since that time. He also has a website supporting HCU: Hcusupport.com.
Over the past 16 years (he is 38 now), I have been making many mouth-watering recipes for him.
I have summarized many successful and sumptuous recipes in this website. I have tried to use food products available readily so the thought of preparing a low protein meal is not daunting anymore. This is just a taste of what is in store for the future.
About by Company ‘Taste Connections’:
“I have been trying to find short cuts and formulate easy-bake ready mixes so the thought of preparing a low protein meal is not daunting anymore. The results of my successful tries are the mixes, and I have packaged them for your convenience. ”
While this website helps one in preparing low-protein dishes , I have not discussed the amount of protein a person can have each day. This information should be obtained from a physician or a dietician. However, each recipe gives the nutrient contents( based on USDA Nutrient Database SR16 and Bowes and Church’s Food Values of Portions Commonly Used by Jean A. T. Pennington; and from companies that manufacture various low-protein products).