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This sample meal plan provides approximately 3,750 calories. The links will give you recipes for high-calorie foods that teens with CF can make:
3 frozen pancakes with 1 tablespoon butter and 3 tablespoons syrup; ½ cup of strawberries; Mighty Milk
1 cup whole-milk yogurt; ½ cup granola; ½ banana; water
Sandwich made with 4 ounces of turkey, 1 ounce of cheese, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 3 teaspoons mustard, lettuce, tomato, and/or onion; 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons ranch dressing; ½ cup apple juice; 14 pretzels; water
½ cup trail mix and 1 cup Mighty Milk
Creamy chicken fettuccine with broccoli; ½ cup juice; water
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce mucus that’s extremely thick and sticky. It mainly affects the lungs and the pancreas, causing serious breathing and digestive problems.
Most people think digestion begins when you first put food in your mouth. But the digestive process actually starts even before the food hits your taste buds.
Each day you breathe about 20,000 times. Find out more about the lungs and breathing process.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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