Our today topic is food good for kidneys.We will talk about food good for kidneys.What you eat and drink can help slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. Cooking and preparing food from fresh foods can help you eat healthier.
These tips will help you eat better while you manage your chronic kidney disease. The first steps towards “eating well” (pages 1 and 2) are important for all people with chronic kidney disease. Other steps to “eat well” (page 3) can become important when your kidneys slow down.
Your dietitian can help you choose the foods that are best for you.
The first steps towards “eating well”
Step 1: Choose and prepare foods with less salt and sodium.
Why? To help control your blood pressure. Your diet should contain less than 1500 milligrams of sodium a day.
Buy fresh foods as often as possible. Sodium (part of the salt) is added to many prepackaged foods.
Use spices, herbs and seasonings without sodium instead of salt.
Check the nutrition label on food packaging and read their sodium content. A value of 20% or more means that the food contains a lot of sodium.
Try frozen dinners and other convenience foods that contain less sodium.
Rinse canned vegetables, beans, meat and fish with water before eating.
Look for foods that have Nutrition Facts labels that mention
Step 2: Eat the amount and type of protein that’s right for you.
Why? To help protect your kidneys.
Eat small portions of foods containing sodium and the appropriate types of protein.
Proteins are found in foods derived from plants and animals. Talk to your dietitian to choose the right combination for you.
Animal protein foods
Step 3: Choose foods that are healthy for your heart.
Why? To prevent fat from accumulating in your vessels, your heart and your kidneys.
Grill, cook, roast, or fry, instead of frying.
Cook with a cooking spray or a small amount of olive oil instead of butter.
Remove the fat from the meat and skin of the poultry before eating.
Healthy foods for the heart
Lean meats, eg filet
Poultry without skin
Fruits Low fat milk, yogurt, cheeses
Other steps to “eat well”
When your kidneys slow down, you should eat foods low in phosphorus and potassium. Your health care provider will do laboratory tests to monitor these levels closely.
Step 4: Choose foods with less phosphorus.
Why? To help protect your bones and blood vessels.
Many prepackaged foods contain high levels of phosphorus. Look for phosphorus or words containing “PHOS” – on the Nutrition Facts label.
Meat products and some poultry and fresh meat may contain high levels of phosphorus. Ask the butcher to help you choose fresh meat that does not contain too much phosphorus.
Foods containing less phosphorus
Breads, pasta, rice
Rice milk (not enriched)
Corn and rice cereals
Soft drinks / soft drinks Claire
Meat, poultry, fish
Step 5: Choose foods that contain a reasonable amount of potassium.
Why? To help your nerves and muscles function normally.
Salt substitutes can contain a high level of salt. Read the nutrition facts label. Check with your health care provider about the use of salt substitutes.
Drain canned fruits and vegetables before eating.
Foods containing less potassium
Apples and peaches
Carrots, green beans
White bread and pasta
Foods containing a lot of potassium
Potatoes and tomatoes
Brown rice and wild rice