Top Tips to Implement a Kidney Diet and Overcome Kidney Disease
With an abundant amount of information out there people are often still confused as to what they can and can’t consume on the renal diet (also known as kidney diet).
I believe that most people are stuck not because there isn’t enough information but because all of the great information is buried deep within the rubbish that is out there.
People who haven’t even had the experience of going through kidney failure believe they have the right to comment and give advice on what people should and shouldn’t be eating on the renal diet.
When knowledge is spread about by people who haven’t even bothered to do any deep research then you will come to find that the people that need help just won’t be getting what they require.
There are some diets which may be effective for one group of people but completely inappropriate and sometimes even unhealthy for another group of people. While a conventional weight loss diet may be great for a person who is healthy in general, it may be downright unsafe for those people that have kidney disease.
This is why it is common to find many articles out there on the subject where one person is recommending to do one thing but then another person is telling you not to do it.
The aim of article is to help people overcome all the information overload out there and give really solid renal diet information that will help those that are suffering from kidney disease. These tips have been researched and are scientifically proven to be effective:
1. Start eating more
The problem with most of the articles out there that are written on the renal diet is they mostly cover what people shouldn’t eat often leaving out what they can eat. So I’ll begin with telling you what you can eat.
When you are first diagnosed with kidney disease, the last thing you want to be hearing is how radically you are going to have to change your diet. You just don’t want to know all the foods that you are not going to be able to consume anymore.
Now I’ve gone through all the best foods that will be great for those people that have kidney disease and have included only what I believe to be the top and most beneficial for your kidneys.
– Fruits: Cranberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Red Grapes
– Vegetables: Red bell peppers, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Garlic, Onions
– Protein: Egg Whites, Fish, and Chicken
– Random: Flaxseed Oil, Rice, Olive Oil, Olives, Macadamia Nuts, and Oregano
The above list is what I deem to be the best foods for your kidneys. Believe me there are a lot more foods that you are able to eat, but these are just what you should be consuming more of.
The great thing about these foods I’ve mentioned is that they contain all the potassium, phosphorus, and sodium that you need for your kidneys to function properly. But the key is to keep it balanced. Don’t go overboard by eating way too much of these foods alone.
2. Avoid These Foods:
While there are some wonderful foods that you can eat abundantly, the fact is that there are just some foods that you can’t eat when you’re on the renal diet.
Here are some of the worst foods that you can eat if you have kidney disease and should be avoided at all costs:
– Red Meat: Just avoid it, the negatives outweigh any positives this meat may have
– Dairy: Any form of dairy should be avoided
– Alcohol: You can’t drink any forms of alcohol anymore
– Gluten: Any form of gluten products needs to be removed aside from the following: rice, amaranth, corn, quinoa and buckwheat.
– Any processed junk foods
– Products that contain sugar
Of course, there are a lot more foods that you are going to want to avoid but these are the main areas that you just don’t want to touch.
Believe me you will be able to live a really healthy life if you are able to stick to the food rules above.
If you don’t accept the changes that you are going to have to make, then you will just have to struggle in the long term. This really isn’t a pleasant way to live.
3. Alkaline Diet:
One of the most overlooked things for those people that are searching for a good renal diet is to implement a solid alkaline diet.
Your body needs an ample amount of alkaline blood supply in order to carry out its everyday tasks.
But the great news is that when you are following a solid renal diet you are basically following a great alkaline diet as well.
Your kidneys play an essential role in making sure that the PH of your blood remains balanced. So by eating well you are ultimately going to be supporting your kidneys in doing what they need to do in order to keep you alive and well.
When I’m referring to liquids I’m basically referring to the consumption of the following drinks: water, teas like green tea, and vegetable and fruit juices.
That means that you should avoid things like coffee, any drink that contains caffeine except green tea, sugary fizzy drinks, alcohol etc.
The biggest issue among people in general is that they consume a large amount of their daily calorie intake via these empty calories that cause more damage than anything else.
The best form of liquid that you should be drinking is water. Because ultimately that is what the vast majority of your body is made up from.
So the great news is that if you apply all of the above tips consistently then you will ultimately be able get your kidneys working as best as they will ever work considering you have the kidney disease. It really is as simple as that.
However, the fact is that you are going to have to work hard in order to change your lifestyle around. No more partying and junking on bad foods.
You have to be extremely dedicated to getting the results that you want.
But believe me: the moment you begin to see fantastic results is the moment that you are going to be jumping up and down for joy. It is then you will know and appreciate that all the sacrifice and hard work was more than worth it.
So there you have it; get out there and change your life around.
About the author: Thomas Mullet has a passion for helping people overcome the symptoms of kidney disease. If you’d like to see more of his writing, check out