How Do You Treat Phenylketonuria Through Diet?
A good way to treat Phenylketonuria is through diet. Diet changes are necessary to help control Phenylketonuria, and diet changes also work to prevent certain symptoms and complications that are common for those with Phenylketonuria. Below are the most effective diet changes that should be made for those with Phenylketonuria. The most important part of a diet for Phenylketonuria is strictly limiting or avoiding foods that contain Phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is in foods that contain protein, especially meats, dairy and soy products. Ideally you should not eat more than what is considered a necessary amount of Phenylalanine. Newborns and infants with Phenylketonuria seem to be better off when they are breastfed, rather than bottle fed. Though the reason for this is unknown several medical studies have supported this theory. Avoid foods that contain Aspartame. In some studies it has been shown that people with Phenylketonuria that use Aspartame have increased levels of Phenylalanine.