Chronic Kidney Disease

what is a renal diet?

What is a Renal Diet?

The phrase “renal diet” may be one of the most confusing in the nutrition world. If you Google it, you will find endless lists of foods to avoid. These lists and advice are often conflicting, which can be confusing and frustrating.  You may even find websites that claim foods or regimens will “cure” kidney disease. …

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The Best Salt Substitute for Kidney Patients

*Please note that this post contains clearly identified affiliate links.  If you click on these links and choose to make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no cost to you). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. So, your doctor told you to start following a low sodium diet. You are …

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the new and improved low phosphorus diet

The New & Improved Low Phosphorus Diet

People with kidney disease are often told to eat a low phosphorus diet.  Unfortunately, most do not get much guidance about how to go about the low phosphorus diet or why too much phosphorus could be harmful. This post will help you understand how to eat a low phosphorus diet and why it is important. …

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diabetic renal diet: what is left to eat?

Diabetic Renal Diet: What is Left to Eat?

Navigating how to eat healthfully for BOTH diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be overwhelming.  It is easy to feel like there is absolutely nothing left to eat on a diabetic renal diet.  Which is frustrating and not the case…I promise! A healthy diet for kidneys and diabetes really isn’t that complicated.  Recommendations for …

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Potatoes and Kidney Disease: The Potassium Dilemma

Can people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) eat potatoes? What about bananas or tomatoes?  All of these foods are notorious for being high in potassium.  Kidney patients are often told to stay away from them.  I have good news! Patients with kidney disease CAN enjoy these high potassium foods.  However, how often these foods should …

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What Is PRAL & How Does It Affect Kidneys?

What is PRAL? “PRAL” stands for Potential Renal Acid Load.  PRAL is a measurement of the amount of acid your diet produces in your body.  Higher PRAL values indicate more acid is produced from that food.  Negative PRAL values indicate that base (the opposite of acid) is produced.  PRAL is measured in milliequivalents of acid …

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Top 10 Tips to Stretch Grocery Trips

#1. Plan This may seem obvious, but it is so important, I had to include it as my top tip!  Make a list of recipes. Include some old favorites and some new ones you’ve wanted to try.  Getting ingredients for recipes will help you use groceries more efficiently rather than just picking up what looks …

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