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What is a kidney-friendly diet for chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

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It’s a way of eating that helps protect your kidneys from further damage. It means limiting some foods and fluids so certain minerals don’t build up in your body. At the same time, you need to make sure you get the right balance of protein, calories, vitamins, and minerals.

If you’re in the early stages of CKD, there may be few, if any, limits on what you can eat. But as your disease gets worse, you’ll need to be more careful about what you put into your body.

From: Your Diet and Chronic Kidney Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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 Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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 Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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