By Anu M.V, Candok Health Coach @ candok.in
Chronic kidney disease is loss of kidney function over a period of time. With such a progressing condition, the kidney loses its ability to function properly. Diabetes and high blood pressure are among the major causes of CKD. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels and blood pressure may be due to poor lifestyle choices. Healthy diet and a good lifestyle will not only prevent lifestyle diseases but also improve health and wellbeing. The content below outlines the Diet principles for chronic kidney disease
- The food should be high in calories with sufficient quantity of protein.
- Salt should not be added while cooking; the required quantity should be sprinkled before eating.
- Avoid canned foods, salted nuts, products containing baking soda, corn flakes, processed cheese and processed foods like pickle and chutney.
- To reduce potassium content, boil vegetables with more water and drain off excess water, avoid fruits, fruit juices and coconut water. If potassium is to be restricted avoid tea, coffee,bajra,maize,raggi, wheat flour(whole), jam, jellies, sausages, chocolates, meat, soup and dried fruits.
Based on your condition a personalized dietary plan is recommended, however below are a few general instructions :
- Allowance of milk and milk products( including coffee, tea, curd buttermilk) should not exceed the prescribed amount of 300 to 500 mg per day
- If you are a Non-vegetarian milk and dall can be replaced by fish, chicken 30-50 grams per day or as prescribed
- Avoid saturated fat, Oil allowance is 25 g to 5 tsp a day
- When potassium is restricted, avoid citrus fruits.
- Include one portion of fruit (50 calories) as prescribed
- All vegetables to be cooked before consumption, avoid tubers.
Candok Health Coach (Nutritionist/Dietitian) can provide guidance and prepare a customized diet plan.
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