Kidney Disease

Q. What foods are good and bad to eat regarding kidney disease?


It would be helpful to know more about the cause and severity of the kidney disease, to provide a well-rounded response. Generally, such an individual would benefit from a diet which decreases blood pressure, cholesterol and the buildup of waste products in the blood. This diet should be high in fiber, low in saturated fat, with decreased animal protein intake, sodium restricted and possible vitamin supplementation. You should speak with your physician or dietitian for a specific plan which would meet your nutrient needs.

Guests who come through the NEWSTART program have a wide selection of plant-based choices, which reflects the above description. We have seen improved kidney function as a result of the dietary change during the 18 day program.

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  1. 1 Angelika Aug 29, 2016, 4:56 PM PDT

    My question would be around how the diet should be, specifically more so around “decreased animal protein intake”. What does that exactly mean? Does it mean less meat in general, eat only lean protein (poultry, fish…etc), or does it something else that I’m just not understanding? Thanks in advance for your response.

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