LAL-D & DIET
What is a low lipid diet? Read below for more guidance on how to follow a LAL-D friendly diet.
A simple guide to macronutrients
There are 3 types of macronutrients in our food: Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins. Foods are a combination of macros, for example chicken is a protein but it also contains fat.
What is a low lipid diet?
A low-lipid diet involves limiting all foods that are high in fat. Foods containing unhealthy fats should be limited (pastries, biscuits, ready meals, fast food, cold cuts, red meat, etc.)
The LAL-D friendly diet for Adults
We should follow a low-fat diet (20 g fat per day) and encourage the consumption of healthy foods. It is important to opt for foods that are high in fibre such as fruit, vegetables…
The LAL-D friendly diet for Children
Children who have a lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) have to follow a healthy and balanced diet just like other children.
The only difference is that their diet must be low in fat. In a low-fat diet we have to take…
Children with rapidly progressive LAL-D
Wolman disease is a genetic hereditary disorder that affects fat metabolism. It is characterised by the storage of some specific lipids (cholesterol esters and triglycerides) in the majority of organs and tissues, due…
Tips for maintaining your LAL-D diet
Every time you do eat, always include a source of quality protein such as skinless chicken, fish, egg whites, beans, lentils. Protein is more satisfying than carbohydrates and will give…