After your transplant, it’s vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure your new organ is stable and to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Aim to include foods across the 5 food groups each day to incorporate important nutrients such as calcium and iron. For more information refer to the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.
Allow yourself treats once in a while, but make sure you’re aware of the foods that you need to include in your diet and those you should limit. Ensure your daily food intake is low in saturated fats and sugars. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and fibre in your meals. While you will have a wide choice of foods, choosing meals intelligently will keep your transplant safer.
Be aware that carbonated drinks like coke and lemonade (but not soda water) are heavy in sugar.