Top Fibre Sources for CKD

Fibre is mostly found in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. But it is actually a type of carbohydrates that the body can’t digest.  Fibre plays many important roles. It can help to: Keep our bowel movements regular Lower cholesterol Control blood sugars Help maintain a healthy body weight But it can be a challengeContinue reading “Top Fibre Sources for CKD”

Top 5 Snacks for CKD

Are snacks good or bad for you when you have CKD? What is even considered a snack? There are some common questions. So let’s break down what snacks are and the top 5 snacks for CKD. A snack is general something eaten between meals. Most people snack at least once per day. And it couldContinue reading “Top 5 Snacks for CKD”

Best Milk For CKD

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) you’ve probably googled what to eat and found lists that say no more milk and you should use almond milk instead. But, is that really what your body needs?  One of the most common questions is around dairy products. So, let’s break down what the most kidney-friendly milkContinue reading “Best Milk For CKD”

Chia Seed Pudding

If you are looking for a simple nutritious breakfast you can make ahead of time and enjoy on the go you are in the right place this chia seed pudding will fit the bill. Chia seed pudding can be made in advance, in fact you can store it in an airtight container in the fridgeContinue reading “Chia Seed Pudding”

The Best Ice Cream Choices For CKD

The warm weather is here and if you’re living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) you may be wondering if you can enjoy ice cream still. Well the short answer is, of course! This article has you covered to help you choose kidney-friendly ice cream flavours. So what exactly are the best ice cream choices forContinue reading “The Best Ice Cream Choices For CKD”

Five Myths About Nutrition For CKD

Nutrition plays an important role in preserving kidney function and helps to delay disease progression. I’ve said this many times before. And it does not matter if you are newly diagnosed or have been living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for a while. But there are five myths about nutrition for CKD that I hear allContinue reading “Five Myths About Nutrition For CKD”

Whole grains and CKD

One of the biggest questions I get as a renal dietitian is “should I be eating white or brown bread?”. I think this is a topic of confusion for many who are living with chronic kidney disease because whenever we read something online, the first thing we find is that you need to have whiteContinue reading “Whole grains and CKD”

Frozen vegetables and fruit and CKD

Spring has finally sprung and there is plenty of fresh in season vegetables and fruit available for us to enjoy. But, that is not always the case throughout the year. One question I often get as a renal dietitian is “are frozen vegetables and fruit healthy?”. Well, this post will give you the answer, andContinue reading “Frozen vegetables and fruit and CKD”

Intermittent Fasting and CKD

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting (IF) and wonder if you should be having breakfast or not. This post will dive deeper into what IF is and some breakfast options for CKD. Can you follow intermittent fasting and CKD? Breakfast just means the first meal ofContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting and CKD”

Protein bars and CKD

Protein is important to help us fight infections and build muscle. We need to eat protein from plant or animal sources to help keep us healthy. But when we have CKD, we want to limit our protein amounts to help preserve kidney function, so what about protein bars and CKD? Can these be included? ForContinue reading “Protein bars and CKD”