Diet Plan for Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP)
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is an autoimmune disorder which causes inflammation of small blood vessels of skin, intestines, kidneys , joints and the symptoms includes small bruises, Joint pain, blood or protein in urine etc. The disease mainly affects children between the age group 2-6. A well balanced diet is needed to manage the symptoms of the disease. Unhealthy diet such as bakery products, processed food, Citrus products and pitta aggravated food stuff increases the risk of HSP. So Person should avoid taking sugary drinks, junk food, desserts and refined carbohydrates and adapt a well-balanced Diet habits.
DIET CHART FOR HSP EARLY-MORNING One glass of water + 1 tsp fenugreek seeds BREAKFAST Veg Dalia (Broken wheat)/ Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Semolina pancake / Veg Oats / Besan pancake (gram flour) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal MID-MORNING Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea/ Green tea LUNCH Plain chapatti / Vegetable + Dal EVENING Soup (Home-made) / Rice flakes Snack / Herbal tea DINNER Plain chapatti / Vegetable+ Dal
DIET INSTRUCTIONS CEREALS Cereals to be consumed Whole wheat flour, whole grains cereals, brown rice Cereals to be avoided White bread, White refined flour and its products FRUITS Fruits to be consumed Apple, Papaya, Musk melon, Watermelon, Pear, Sapodilla, Pomegranate, Banana Fruits to be avoided All citrus fruit VEGETABLES Vegetables to be consumed Pumpkin, Carrot, cabbage, turnip, peas( boil), Bottle gourd, bitter gourd, ridge gourd, radish, beetroot, potatoes, garlic, cauliflower, winter squash, spinach, green leafy vegetables. Vegetables to be avoided Tomato, Onion, canned vegetable and dried beans and pea's mushroom, Eggplant, okra PULSES Pulses to be consumed Green gram (moong dal), pink lentil (masoordaal), split chickpea, Kidney beans (occasionally) Pulses to be avoided Black Gram, Horse gram DAIRY PRODUCTS Dairy Products to be consumed NIL Dairy Products to be avoided Milk and its products, Cream, Cheese, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Butter SPICES Spices to be consumed Turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek Spices to be avoided Red chilies, Green chilies, Cloves, cinnamon DRINKS Drinks to be consumed Coconut water, clear soups, sugarcane juice, homemade soups, green juice, herbal tea, bitter gourd juice, pumpkin juice, pomegranate juice, Green tea Drinks to be avoided Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Hot chocolate drinks made with Skimmed milk, Coffee, Tea FLESH FOODS Flesh Foods to be consumed Eggs white portion only, chicken (not fried) (only boiled/roasted/grilled) Flesh Foods to be avoided Egg yolk, Fish, Salmon, Trout, Sardines, Mackerel, Red meat, Organ meat like kidney, liver, chest, egg yolk SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS Dry Fruits to be consumed Flaxseed- 1/2 , 5 almonds (soak in water overnight), Fenugreek seeds, Walnuts (Limited) Dry Fruits to be avoided All nuts and seeds except above mentioned OILS Oils to be consumed Olive oil, Cow ghee, Mustard oil, avocado oil Oils to be avoided Vegetable oils such as safflower oil, corn, cotton seed, hydrogenated oils, margarine OTHER FOODS Other Foods to be consumed Nil Other Foods to be avoided Pastry, puddings, made with whole milk and fat, packed soups, high fat dressing or mayonnaise, cream soups, chocolate, chocolate spreads, toffees, fudge, biscuits, sauces, peanut butter, fruit jellies, jams, marmalade, honey, sweeteners, chutneys, pickle, ice-cream, Peanuts.
LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS Water intake should be 8-10 glasses regularly. Herbal Tea - Cumin, fennel, coriander seeds (Boil 1/2 tsp. each of dhaniya, sauf, jeera in 3 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup). (Two times per day) Avoid Junk and processed food strictly. Intake of antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables.