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.