Kidney, very important organ of the body which is very essential and normally eliminates waste products and extra fluid from your blood. But in case of kidney Disease, Acute, Chronic or Progressive kidney failure, some of the waste products and extra fluid remains in your blood. This means that kidneys are not functioning as good as they should to keep the body healthy. The Waste products and fluids come from the foods we eat and liquids we drink.

A well-planned diet is one of the way to control the levels of protein, potassium, sodium, fluid and phosphorus in body, and will help to maintain the normal level of the nutrients in body. This is helpful to slow down certain complications as of high blood pressure, proteinuria, anemia and the progression of kidney failure.

Consume food products rich with anti-oxidants, vitamins, phytochemicals and flavonoids.

This diet may also help to slow down the loss of kidney function. The main goal of the diet is to keep you healthy.

Diet Chart is Given Below:

Vegetables

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Ridge guard
  • Pumpkin
  • Bottle gourd
  • Round gourd
  • Radish
  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Bell Pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Capsicum
  • Turnip
  • Ginger
  • Peas (Boil before use)
  • Green leafy vegetables rich in fiber, vitamins, phytochemicals and antioxidants
  • Spinach
  • Potato
  • Sweet potato
  • Mushroom
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Beet root
  • Swiss Chard
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kale
  • French Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Arbi
  • Kamalkakdi (Lotus Stem)
  • Sem Phali (Bean pod)

Non-Veg

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Egg white boiled (2 eggs)
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Salmon

Fruits

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Apple
  • Pears
  • Papaya
  • Banana
  • Rosemary
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Squash
  • Artichokes
  • Avocadoes
  • Prune
  • Raisins
  • Pomegranate
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Olives
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Pineapple
  • Figs
  • Bael

Spices/Herbs/Oils

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Fenugreek/Methi
  • Coriander
  • Bay Leaves
  • Mint
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt - Use very less. If the Sodium (Na) levels are less than normal than can be given for 1 week or so.

Generally all the spices contain approximately more than 40 percent to 50 percent of potassium in them. So, it is recommended to avoid much consumption of spices of any form.

Grains/Legumes

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Green gram (Moong dal/ dhuli moong dal) 50 to 80 grams/day
  • Lentil dal, Pink lentil (Masoor ki daal)

Note - All in less quantity. Not more than 80 gms/day.

  • Soybeans
  • Kidney beans
  • Winged beans
  • Black beans
  • White Beans
  • Lentil nuggets (Dal badiyan)
  • Roasted grams
  • Sattu

Other Foods

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Milk - low fat
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Sabudana kheer/Payasa
  • Mungdaal khichari
  • Cheese
  • Curd
  • Nuts and dry fruits like peanuts, almonds, cashew nuts, hazel nuts
  • Brown Rice
  • Garbanzo
  • Chickpeas
  • Non-fat milk powder
  • Biscuits
  • Namkeen
  • Maggie
  • Pasta
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Milk cream
  • Pickles
  • Papad
  • Sauces
  • Chocolates
  • Aerated drinks
  • Packages and preserved foods
  • Coconut water

Note - Milk and milk products (milk, curd, lassi, paneer, butter) to be avoided especially in Diabetes patients.

A special diet can be helpful to control the excessive accumulation of waste products and fluid in the blood and thus lessen the workload of your kidneys.

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