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Lists of Food for Renal Failure Patient: What Not to Eat and What to Eat

2015-03-03 15:09

Lists of Food for Renal Failure Patient: What Not to Eat and What to EatAs we all know diet plays an important role in treating kidney disease, and most of us know that kidney disease patient should keep a low-salt, low-potassium, low-phosphorus and high quality diet, but few of them know what exactly should they to eat or not to eat, and they even don’t know the reasons. The following i will give you some details about this, hoping it can help you in some degree.

What not to eat for renal failure patient ?

High-potassium vegetables: tomato, potato, beets, spinach, avocados, etc.

High-potassium fruits: banana, orange, kiwi, nectarines, prunes and dried fruits, etc.

High-phosphorus foods: chocolate, nuts, carbonated drinks and dairies like milk, soy cheese, soy yogurt, hard cheese, etc.

High sodium foods: Fast foods, restaurant foods, canned foods and highly processed foods

What to eat for renal failure patient ?

Low-potassium fruits and vegetables: apple, berry, plum, grapes, watermelon, lettuce, cucumber, onion, garlic, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.

Low-phosphorus foods: Sherbet, lemon-lime soda, pasta rice, popcorn, green beans, etc.

Other beneficial foods for kidney problems include fish oil, egg white, cranberry juice, etc

Why kidney failure people should limit the intake of potassium and phosphorus ?


You know that kidney failure patient are at high risk of getting hyperkalaemia, so they need to limit those foods that are high in potassium which may cause arrhythmia or even heart failure and threaten their life.


Kidney problems usually will cause excessive building up of phosphorus in the blood and this is very dangerous for the bones and will easily cause osteoporosis and bone fracture. Therefore high-phosphorus foods should be avoided or at least limited.

Generally, fresh vegetables and fruits are good for kidney disease patients because most vegetables and fruits are low-protein, high-vitamin and high-fiber. But you’d better make a diet plan with the help of your nutritionist. If you need any help in treating renal failure or making diet plan, you can leave message below, we will try our best to help you.

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