What you eat and drink can help slow down chronic kidney disease. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. Cooking and preparing your food from scratch can help you eat healthier.
These tips will help you eat right as you manage your CKD. The First Steps to Eating Right are important for all people with CKD. The Next Steps to Eating Right may become important as your kidneys slow down.
Work with your dietitian to choose the right foods for you.
Why? To help control your blood pressure. Your diet should contain less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day.
Why? To help protect your kidneys.
Why? To help keep fat from building up in your blood vessels, heart, and kidneys.
As your kidneys slow down, you may need to eat foods that are lower in phosphorus and potassium. Your health care provider will use lab tests to watch your levels.
Why? To help protect your bones and blood vessels.
Why? To help your nerves and muscles work the right way.