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What diet tips can help you stay healthy after an organ transplant?

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Tips for following a healthy diet after an organ transplant may include:

  • Eat high-fiber foods such as raw fruits and vegetables.
  • Get more calcium with low-fat dairy products, green leafy vegetables, or supplements (if directed by your doctor).
  • Eat less salt, processed food, and snacks.
  • Drink plenty of water (unless you're told to limit fluids).
  • Eat high-protein foods such as lean meat, chicken (without the skin), fish, eggs, unsalted nuts, and beans.
  • Instead of frying your food, try baking, broiling, grilling, boiling, or steaming.

SOURCES:

United Network for Organ Sharing: "What Every Patient Needs to Know."

Womenshealth.gov: "Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet."

Healthy Transplant web site: "After the Transplant;" "Health After Transplantation;" and "Quality of Life."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

SOURCES:

United Network for Organ Sharing: "What Every Patient Needs to Know."

Womenshealth.gov: "Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet."

Healthy Transplant web site: "After the Transplant;" "Health After Transplantation;" and "Quality of Life."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

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