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”
The white bread or brown bread debate is one of my favourites with chronic kidney disease. If you’ve read anything online or been given an outdated, you’ve probably seen that white bread is best. But really is it? Let’s take a look at the best bread for CKD. Previously, white bread or refined carbohydrates wereContinue reading “Best Bread for CKD”
Phosphorus is a mineral that is important for keeping your bones strong. With kidney disease, phosphorus can build up. Excess phosphorus can cause itchy skin and painful joints. But excess phosphorus also causes calcium to be pulled from the bones, and can make our bones weak. Controlling our phosphorus is important, but we’ve got someContinue reading “Phosphorus and CKD”
Everyone loves a little dessert, and when we have CKD this is not something we always need to avoid. Desserts are a great ending to a meal or delicious treat on a special occasion. But, with desserts we are often concerned with the extra potassium, phosphorus, protein and sugar which comes with it. Long storyContinue reading “Dessert and CKD”
Who doesn’t love a smoothie? It can be overwhelming with how to build a nutritious and delicious smoothie. So here is a renal dietitian’s guide to smoothies. They are so versatile and can be a quick, nutritious, and delicious breakfast (well really any meal), snack, or event dessert. And smoothies can be enjoyed all yearContinue reading “A renal dietitian’s guide to smoothies”
You’ve probably heard about pulses like chickpeas, lentils, or other sorts of beans. But what exactly are they and why are they so important with CKD? Wondering what beans you can eat with CKD? Well this post has you covered. Beans, peas, and lentils have been getting a lot of spotlights in the media andContinue reading “How to include beans in your CKD diet”
Have you ever opened the cupboards and wondered “What’s for dinner?”. If you’re like me, and many others, this has probably happened before. But how do you stock a kidney-friendly pantry so that you always have nutritious and delicious foods available to help with your kidney disease? Well look no further. This post has youContinue reading “How To Stock A Kidney-Friendly Pantry”
Managing diabetes and CKD can be confusing and overwhelming. This post takes you through the foods to include in your diet.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with kidney disease, or have been living with it for a while, nutrition plays an important role. A renal dietitian like myself can help to preserve kidney function. This blog will dive into the five reasons you should see a Renal Dietitian.