Galactosemia Research Paper

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Introduction
Galactosemia is a condition that happens when a naturally occurring sugar called galactose cannot be digested by the body. When galactose cannot be digested, it builds up in the body and causes damage to the liver, brain, eyes, kidneys, central nervous system, and other body systems.
Galactose is mainly found in dairy products but is also in many other foods. The diet for galactosemia involves avoiding foods and drinks that contain galactose. You should follow this diet for your entire life.
What are tips for following this plan?
Foods that contain galactose are not allowed.
Work with your health care provider or diet and nutrition specialist (dietitian) as needed. Your health care provider or dietitian can help you:
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These should be enriched to include calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients. Aged cheeses such as jarlsberg, emmentaler, swiss, gruyere, tilsiter, mature parmesan, mature cheddar cheese.
Meats and other protein foods
All fresh or frozen meats, such as chicken, beef, veal, pork, and lamb. Processed meats, such as lunch meats, without milk ingredients. Fresh, frozen, or canned fish or shellfish. Eggs. Nuts and seeds. Beans. Tofu or other soy proteins that are not fermented.
Grains
Baked goods (such as brownies, cakes, cookies, and muffins), cereals, crackers, noodles, pancakes, pretzels, rice, waffles, and other grain foods made without milk ingredients.
Vegetables
All fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables prepared without milk ingredients. 100% vegetable juices.
Fruits
All fresh, frozen, or canned fruits prepared without milk ingredients. 100% fruit juices.
Fats and Oils
Vegetable oil made without milk or milk ingredients. Sauces, salad dressings, and mayonnaise made without milk or milk ingredients.
Beverages
Coconut milk. Hypoallergenic commercial infant and toddler formulas.
The items listed may not be a complete list. Talk with your dietitian about what dietary choices are best for
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