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« on: February 07, 2009, 02:11:39 PM »

When my husband went on dialysis I found the whole food/diet thing overwhelming.  There are a bunch of helpful resources here on IHD and also on the web that give the nutritional content of foods.  I ended up making lists of the things we commonly eat in units that I could work with when cooking.  I just found the files today in the process of cleaning up some files on my computer.  Maybe some of you will find them useful.  They're attached below as a pdf.  The tables list the food, portion size, calories, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and protein content.  I made tables for protein sources, fruits, veggies, bread, and some miscellaneous items we like.

Here is the main reference website for the data: http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12354500  where there are 1000s of foods listed.  Most (all?) of the nutrition software is pulling from this database.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 02:08:26 PM »

 :thumbup; Thanks for this link. I downloaded the lists in both content and alpha version for all of the things we need to watch. This will really help me make daily and weekly menu plans.

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