Check out these tips to keep you going strong on the kidney diet.
From delicious fruits and vegetables to yummy snacks and beverages, planning and creating kidney-friendly dishes can be a breeze. Here are some pointers to keep in mind while you shop.
- Check nutrition facts for foods lowest in sodium. Potassium and phosphorous content may be listed but is not required by the law. Your dietitian is a good resource to help you learn the phosphorous and potassium content in the foods you eat and can help you adjust your kidney disease diet accordingly.
- Make your own kidney disease diet with help of your nephrologist and dietician and follow it religiously. Reducing consumption of sodium and limiting foods with little nutritive value is a must. Give packed foods and processed foods a miss while shopping for the grocery henceforth!
- You can also make your own personalised menu and recipes with the help of your dietician based on your choices of food. Plan and shop accordingly.
No single food will have all the nutrients at the levels you need. A balanced diet from a variety of foods will help you meet your needs and keep Kidney Disease in control. Your doctor and renal dietitian will be important resources to help you know exactly what your body needs and thus help you lead a Happy Life!