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What foods do you need to limit if you have advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

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As your CKD gets worse, you may need to cut back on foods high in protein, especially animal protein. These include meats, seafood, and dairy products.

SOURCES:

American Kidney Fund: “Kidney-friendly Diet for CKD,” “Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease,” “Nutrition and Early Kidney Disease,” “The DASH Diet.”

National Kidney Disease Education Program: “Eating Right for Kidney Health -- Tips for People With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).”

Mayo Clinic: “Low-phosphorous Diet: Best for Kidney Disease.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 25, 2020

SOURCES:

American Kidney Fund: “Kidney-friendly Diet for CKD,” “Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease,” “Nutrition and Early Kidney Disease,” “The DASH Diet.”

National Kidney Disease Education Program: “Eating Right for Kidney Health -- Tips for People With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).”

Mayo Clinic: “Low-phosphorous Diet: Best for Kidney Disease.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 25, 2020

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