POLIO-PREVENTION DIET


POLIO-PREVENTION DIET. Don’t sleep late and miss breakfast. If necessary, get up and eat and return to bed. Have something between meals at 10 am., 4 p.m. Tobacco-cut down as much as possible. Don’t smoke before meal time.


Acknowledgment is made to Prevention from which this diet is copied, and to its originator, Dr.Benjamin P. Sandler of Oteen, North Carolina.-ED.

Make selections from foods listed below: Take special note of foods to be avoided.

Avoid completely : Sugar, potatoes, corn, rice, barley, lentils, hominy, split peas, bananas, tapioca, macaroni, pancakes, noodles, spaghetti, cake, candy, pastries, malted milks, prunes, canned fruit juices, cereals, bread, rolls, toast, ice cream.

Foods allowed in unlimited quantities:

All dairy products – milk, buttermilk, cream, cheeses, eggs, butter.

All meats, fish, poultry-Prepared and style; no breaded cutlets or breaded chops; no gravies thickened with flour; no stews with potatoes or rice.

Nuts-All kinds allowed except peanuts, cashews, chestnuts.

Try to have your meals on time. Take some milk, or tomato juice; or cheese, or nuts, between meals or at bedtime. Avoid sweet drinks.

Vegetables allowed:

asparagus tomatoes green pepper.

string beans lettuce radishes.

wax beans olives pumpkin.

Brussels sprouts fresh peas carrots.

cabbage egg plant onions (cooked).

celery endive squash.

spinach water cress turnips.

cauliflower broccoli beets.

kale

Fruits:.

oranges watermelon blueberries.

grapefruit apples (peeled) blackberries.

lemon pears (peeled) raspberries.

limes peaches (peeled) grapes.

honeydew pineapples cherries.

cantaloupe strawberries fresh plums

(peeled)

Take only one portion of fruit at a meal, i.e., don’t eat more than one orange or apple at a time. Apple sauce prepared without sugar is all right; apples may be baked without sugar. Don’t use dried fruits. SUGGESTED MEALS:

Breakfast.

1 small orange or 1/2 grapefruit.

2 eggs (any style) with or without bacon or ham; or fish if desired.

cheese.

butter.

glass milk; light coffee without sugar

Lunch.

1. Tomato juice or clear broth; meat, fish, poultry; cooked vegetables; salad; fruit; milk.

2. Tomato juice, fruit, broth; combination salad (egg, sardine, salmon, cold cuts, etc.); no potato salad; cheese; milk, light coffee, no sugar; nuts. Dinner.

Soup (clear broth, or vegetable soup cooked with permitted vegetables); entree (fruit, oysters, tomato juice, etc.); meat, fish, poultry; vegetables; salad; butter; fruit; cheese, nuts; milk; coffee-cut down as much as possible-take light coffee.

Note: Don’t sleep late and miss breakfast. If necessary, get up and eat and return to bed. Have something between meals at 10 am., 4 p.m. Tobacco-cut down as much as possible. Don’t smoke before meal time.

Royal E S Hayes