In this article I wanted to help clarify a few very important things when it comes to knowing exactly what constitutes to an extremely healthy kidney diet.
Every single day I receive emails from all over the world, from people confused about what they are allowed and not allowed to eat when they’re suffering from kidney disease. This is obviously a fair question that you will want to know the answer to if you want to move forward and live a healthy lifestyle.
Of course in the world we live in right now, lack of information is not the issue. Rather the problem is that all the good information has been mixed up among tons and tons of rubbish information that is largely misleading people.
People who have zero knowledge about the area of kidney disease are writing articles, but even more problematic is the fact that there are some extremely large kidney health organizations that are also writing up useless and misleading information.
One diet may turn out to be really healthy for one individual but can workout to be extremely unhealthy for another. This is because while a diet may constitute of healthy ingredients that in the normal sense are very good for you, there may be some items that are actually very bad for your kidneys.
This is the very reason why you are reading a ton of articles out there that completely contradict each other. One article tells you to do one thing and another tells you to do the complete opposite. This can result in you becoming extremely confused.
So my hope with this article is to help guide you toward the most correct kidney diet information. All the information that I share with you will be based on solid scientific research and not random theory! Once you have the right knowledge you’ll be able to move toward getting on the best renal diet which will help you move toward great health.
Here are my top tips when it comes implementing a really healthy kidney diet:
There’s a ton of contradictory information out in the world wide web when it comes to what you should eat that I thought it was a good place to start.
When you’re trying to overcome kidney diseaseor any health issue for that matter, nothing is worse than being told what you can’t do anymore! If you’ve been used to living life in a certain way then being told not to do something can be very disheartening and not a great place to start.
So to start off on a more positive note the following are foods you can consume in whatever quantity you want.
- Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
- Mung Beans
- Flaxseed Oil
- White Rice
- Sea Salt
- Olive Oil
- Macadamia Nuts
Now there are many other foods out there that you can of course consume when you’re suffering from kidney failure but these the main foods that you can eat and are ones that are actually good for you.
The great thing about these foods in particular is that they are full of great vitamins and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, and sodium which are things that you will need a moderate amount of as part of your kidney diet. But keep in mind that while these foods are good for you, you won’t want to go too crazy!
Now the following are foods that you are going to want to avoid as they are not great for you, particularly when you’re suffering from kidney disease. So cut them from kidney diet as best as you can!
1. Red Meat
- Ice Cream
5. Highly Processed Foods
Again there are many other foods that you are going to want to avoid but these are the main categories that I’d highly recommend that you leave out of your kidney disease diet.
Most renal disease experts will tell you that if there’s one thing you are going to want to pay attention to it is to watch the amount of potassium, phosphorus, sodium and protein that you consume on a daily basis.
But of course what constitutes as being healthy for each individual can vary a lot. This is precisely why you need to visit a fully trained nutritionist who will be able to create a quality kidney diet for you.
But while some of you may have to strictly measure the amount of potassium, protein, phosphorus and sodium that you consume every single day, most will not.
It totally depends upon what stage of kidney disease you’re actually suffering from, and the results of the blood test you get back. Based on the results of the blood test your nutritionist will be able to give you solid and specific advice tailor for you.
This is why you must make it your number one priority to get out there and get a blood test done by your local doctor. The faster you do this, the faster you are going to be able to move toward getting your health back in order.
Once you know which nutrients you need to consume less of and which ones more of then you will be able to take the appropriate action!
You see, the best thing that you’re ever going to do is follow a good quality alkaline diet. The reason being is that your blood needs a good alkaline blood supply in order for your body to function properly.
You might not know but if the PH of your blood deviates anywhere above or below 7.35 to 7.45 then your body will shut down very, very quickly, which will of course result in your dying very quickly. But the good news is that you aren’t going to have to do anything out of the ordinary. Rather by following a good quality kidney diet you will basically be following an alkaline diet too.
Your kidneys are very important in helping give your body the balance they need to function properly as a whole. So by eating right you are going to be burdening your kidneys a lot less than normal. And the bonus is that you are going to be giving your kidneys a good source of alkaline blood which will replenish them with all the nutrients they need.
By fluid, I essentially mean that you should be drinking the following things throughout the day.
2. Herbal Teas
4. Vegetable/Fruit Juice
The following drinks are things that you are going to want to totally avoid from now on. These drinks include:
2. Soda including sugar free versions
The reason why I’m differentiating all the different drinks out there is because there are many people out there that are totally confused and are putting fluids in their body that are terrible for their long term health!
Here are the exact reasons why you are going to want to avoid the toxic drinks and start drinking more fluids that are actually good for you:
1. The drinks that I mentioned above that you’re going to want to avoid are listed because they are particularly bad for your kidneys, especially alcohol, coffee, and soda.
2. You might be surprised to hear but the drinks that I mentioned above for you to avoid will actually deplete your body of more fluid than they put in. This is because they act as diuretics which make you urinate more than normal.
3. These drinks also deplete your body of some very important nutrients.
4. And over the long term they are going to cause your body a lot more harm than good, especially if they are drunk on a regular basis.
You really need to sit down and reflect for a moment. Your body is over 70% water, and so you are literally becoming more of what you drink. So if you drink junk what do you think you will become?
Six. Prepare and Take Pre-Existing Conditions into Mind
If you happen to be suffering from other health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes then you are going to want to control your diet to take these issues into mind.
Please don’t get overwhelmed by all this information that I’m sharing with you. Because if you follow a good quality kidney diet then you are literally going to be following a diet that is 90% compliant with those of you that suffer from things like diabetes and high blood pressure.
A few simple tweaks here and there and you will be well on your way to getting into the best health of your life.
Seven. Hard Work and Dedication
The good news is that by simply following a high quality renal diet you will be well on your way to getting your kidneys to function as normal which will help you get into the best health of your life. It really is as simple as that my friend!
However the bad news is that because the path to recovery is so simple, the reality is that most of you that are reading this will not do anything. You see all the information you need to get into amazing health once again is right in front of you in this article and all you need to do in order to get amazing results is follow through on it.
But the only way to get consistent results is to make sure that you implement the tips every single day without fail. You can’t just do it whenever you feel like as this will not get you anywhere.
You really have to become dedicated and committed to seeing the results that you’re after.
But trust me, once you begin to see amazing results (which will be very quickly!) you will realize that the effort and hard work was more than worth it.
Trust me, I have been through my share of strict diets and I realize how hard it can be at times.
And yes, I’m never 100% perfect and do indulge in a little treat here and there but overall I make sure that I’m living a healthy lifestyle and that my diet is as clean as possible.
Being fully dedicated to the kidney diet is the only way you are going to end up getting results that you can be proud of. You will end up getting into the best health of your life and literally be bouncing about with energy.