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Diet Plan for Chronic Kidney Disease

Low protein and low sodium diet is prescribed for patients of chronic renal failure with progressive impairment of the kidney function. When a kidney is not functioning normally, the toxic end products of metabolism cannot be excreted out and accumulate in the blood. Here, proteins are restricted in the diet but consumption of sufficient calories is essential so that tissue breakdown which again results in elevation of the nitrogenous constituent of blood is minimized. Avoid eating high protein food, citrus fruits, fried food, junk food, processed foods, and preserved foods, caffeine, alcohol, high sodium and high potassium.

Chronic Kidney Disease diet charts


Diet Chart for Chronic Kidney Disease


Herbal tea


Veg Dalia (Porridge) / Veg upma or Suji chila (Semolina) / Veg Sewian (Vermicelli) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg / 1 Egg white part


One Steamed Apple


Boiled rice / Sago halwa / Veg khichri (Sago rice) / Veg Dalia + Veg + Dal


Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea


Plain chapatti / Boiled rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia + Dal



Cereals to be consumed

Whole grains, White rice, Semolina, Vermicelli

Cereals to be avoided

White refined flour, Brown rice, Buckwheat


Fruits to be consumed

Apple, Papaya, Guava, Pear

Fruits to be avoided

All Citrus fruits Watermelon, Jackfruit, Banana, Coconut, Litchi, Dates, Kiwi, Orange, Lemon, Avocado, Apricot, Figs, Pineapple, All canned and packaged fruits, Fruits with seeds


Vegetables to be consumed

Carrot, Okra, Cabbage, Turnip, Peas, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Boiled potatoes, Cauliflower, Winter squash, Onion, Radish, Ginger, Lettuce, Broccoli, Peppermint leaves,

Vegetables to be avoided

All green leafy vegetable, Tomato, Garlic, Spinach, Brussels sprout, Asparagus, Sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, Mushroom, Cucumber, Lotus stem, Eggplant, Taro roots, Coconut, Frozen vegetables, Raw salad


Pulses to be consumed

Yellow lentil, Orange lentils, Split pigeon peas, Split chickpeas, Green gram

Pulses to be avoided

Black gram dal, White chickpea, Kidney beans, Nutri-nuggets, Bengal gram, Soybean, Horse gram, Roasted Chickpea, Dried and frozen pulses


Dairy Products to be consumed

Low-fat milk (occasionally)

Dairy Products to be avoided

Whole milk and Cream, Curd, Cottage cheese, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Butter


Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Rice bran oil

Oils to be avoided

Hydrogenated oil, Palm oil, Soybean oil, Coconut oil


Spices to be consumed

Fennel, Coriander, Turmeric, Cardamom, Black pepper, Cumin, Carmon, Rock salt (limited), Cinnamon, Oregano

Spices to be avoided

Excessive salt, Red and Green chilies


Drinks to be consumed

Homemade vegetable soup, Green tea, Herbal tea

Drinks to be avoided

Packaged soup and Canned fruit juices, Carbonated and Caffeinated drinks, Alcohol, Soya milk, Coconut water, Tea or Coffee


Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white portion only

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Fried or Processed meats, Mutton, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Egg yolk, Hot dogs, Duck, Goose, Red meat, Organ part such as Liver, Kidney and Chest


Dry Fruits to be consumed

5 Almonds (soak in water overnight), 1 Date (soak in water overnight)

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Cashew nuts, Pistachio, Peanuts, Raisins, Prunes, Figs, Dried apricot, Sunflower seed, Flaxseed, Pumpkin seed


Prepared Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Prepared Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed, Cream soups, Ice-cream, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Too salty and Spicy foods


Sweeteners to be consumed

Jaggery, Honey

Sweeteners to be avoided

Fruit jellies, Refined sugar, Jams


  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended.
  • 5 -Soaked Almond per day, should be incorporated in the daily diet.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup.
  • Regularly exercise, Sleep well and Stay positive

Things in this Diet Chart May Vary Patient to Patient due to the Associated Health Issues, so Better to Consult Our Ayurveda Experts for Better Results.

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