Chronic Kidney Disease

What Is PRAL & How Does It Affect Kidneys?

If you’ve ever wondered about the impact of food on body acid levels, this article is for you! PRAL is a measurement of the acid (or alkaline) produced from your diet in your body. People with kidney disease, and some other chronic conditions (including kidney stones!) can make changes to their diet to reduce PRAL, …

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Why Is Evidence Based Nutrition So Important?

Many of you know I am passionate about research and evidence based nutrition. I take extreme care that all of the information I provide is evidence based to protect you and your kidneys! Why is evidence based nutrition so important and why do I care so much? Here is an overview. What is Evidence Based …

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Is Watermelon Good For Kidney Health?

Is watermelon good for kidney patients? Should you eat more watermelon if you have kidney disease? As with most answers in kidney nutrition, the answer is “it depends”. Read on to learn more about watermelon and it’s benefits for kidney health! Watermelon For Kidney Patients As I always say, there is no single diet that …

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Is Mango Good For Kidney Patients?

We intuitively know that fruit is good for us. But, it can seem like so many fruits and vegetables are “off limits” for kidney patients. What about mango? Is mango food for kidney patients? Let’s dive into mango and kidney health. *Please note that this post contains clearly identified affiliate links.  As an Amazon affiliate, …

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Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Kidney health is important for everyone! But, some people have extra motivation to keep their kidneys healthy. Maybe you’ve donated a kidney and want to make sure your single kidney stays healthy. Maybe you have a family history of kidney disease and want to do everything you can to prevent it from happening to you. …

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The Best Low Phosphorus Meats for Kidney Disease

Looking for some healthy low phosphorus meats for kidney health? Look no further! Read on to understand why phosphorus in meat is important, as well as my low phosphorus meat recommendations. Meat, Protein & Kidney Disease First, it is important to know a little bit about meat, protein and kidney disease. This will help you …

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Best Low Potassium Dessert Ideas

This article was written by dietetic student Maria Vargas Guzman & reviewed by Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG. You may be feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by finding a healthy diet for kidney disease – especially low potassium desserts! What’s life without chocolate milk and banana pudding? It is important to know you can still enjoy these …

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