For people with chronic kidney disease or C-K-D, eating and drinking right can make all the difference in your health and general well-being.
Because your kidneys don’t work as well as they should, avoiding certain foods may make their job easier.
Having stage three or four C-K-D requires some special attention to stay healthy and feeling well. A good place to start is to limit potassium and phosphorus and stick to a healthy diet.
Take in less salt, choose the right amount of protein, mostly from plant-based sources, and eat heart-healthy foods. Together, this may help you manage your C-K-D … Oh, and don’t forget, limit your alchohol.
If you haven’t already, put together a menu for the week. This can help you start on the right path to maintaining your kidney health, deliciously. We’ll share some simple ideas to get you started on a healthy menu plan.
You can also ask your doctor to recommend a dietitian who can personalize a menu just for you.
One serving of a berry and nut breakfast parfait, with one slice of whole wheat toast and one tablespoon of unsalted almond butter. Enjoy a coffee with two tablespoons of half and half, milk or soy milk.
One serving of rigatoni with sautéed eggplant and tomatoes. For a salad, try one cup of green leaf lettuce, one sliced radish, and four slices of cucumber and dress it with two teaspoons of olive oli, one teaspoon of red wine vinegar, and pepper to taste.
Enjoy two tablespoons of hummus, with one half of a whole wheat pita.
One serving of a loaded bell pepper with one cup of brown rice. Dessert could be one cup of baked apple with cinnamon. Have an iced tea with lemon.
Bon appetit! Enjoy nutritious, healthy recipes that you can easily follow every week. You’ll not only manage your C-K-D, but it will taste great doing it.