Everyone is telling you want you can’t eat, so I decided to tell you first what you can eat. Nothing’s better to knock the wind out of your sails while you are trying to come to terms with your current health situation, than to be faced we a wall of “Can’t have’s”, and “Should not’s”.
The list of foods below is deemed “healthy” in chronic kidney disease, but also some of the foods are especially beneficial for kidney disease. These foods are marked with an asterix.
• Fruits: Apples, without skin; Apricot; Blueberries; Grapes, red or green; Peach; Pears, asian; Pineapple; Plums; Raspberries; Strawberries; Watermelon.
• Vegetables: Asparagus; Cabbage, red; Cauliflower; Celery; Garlic; Lettuce, iceberg; Mushrooms; Onion; Parsley; Radishes; Mung beans, sprouted.
• Protein: Fish; Chicken; Tempeh; Tofu.
• Miscellaneous: Carob (good alternative to chocolate); Flaxseed Oil; Hummus; Popcorn, air-popped; Rice, white; Sea Salt; Olive Oil; Olives; Horseradish; Tapioca pearls; Oregano; Curry Powder; Sesame seed kernels; Paprika.
Of course there are more foods than this that you can eat while suffering with renal failure, the difference being is that these foods are “healthy”. It is also important to note that these foods also satisfy the requirements of potassium, phosphorus, and sodium content for renal diet , but with most things in life, you can have too much of a good thing.therefore the foods are healthy when eaten at normal servings sizes per day. Don’t overdo anything, moderation is the key.