Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease

Every kidney disease has a different diet requirement and hence a dietician must be consulted if you are in the threat circle or already suffering from kidney disease. 

In the early stages of kidney disease, you may have little or no limits on what you eat and drink. As your kidney disease gets worse, your doctor may recommend that you limit:

Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease

  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Fluids

Here is a quick list of foods to include and foods to avoid. 
Eat these

  • Apples, cranberries, grapes, pineapples and strawberries
  • Cauliflower, onions, peppers, radishes, summer squash, lettuce
  • Pita, tortillas and white breads
  • Beef and chicken, white rice
  • Italian, French or sourdough bread
  • Corn or rice cereals and cream of wheat
  • Unsalted popcorn
  • Some light-coloured sodas and lemonade

Avoid these:   

  • Avocados, bananas, melons, oranges, prunes and raisins
  • Artichokes, winter squash, plantains, spinach, potatoes and tomatoes
  • Bran products and granola
  • Beans (baked, black, pinto, etc.), brown or wild rice
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Bran cereals and oatmeal
  • Nuts and sunflower seeds
  • Dark-coloured colas

In a few cases limiting fluids is clinical advice. You may reach out to our Emoha experts to manage it better. Otherwise, please ask your doctor or dietician if you need to limit fluids.

If you do need to limit fluids, measure your fluids and drink from small cups to help you keep track of how much you’ve had to drink. Limit sodium to help cut down on thirst. At times, you may still feel thirsty. To help quench your thirst, you might try to:

  • Chew gum
  • Rinse your mouth
  • Suck on a piece of ice, mints or hard candy (Remember to choose sugar-free candy if you have diabetes.)

We at Emoha believe in looking after you and keeping you well equipped with information. Using the above list of foods and ingredients, and after discussing with your doctor, we are sure it will be easier to manage.  For us, you matter. In the field of eldercare, timely dissipation of information helps the elders manage better. 

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