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Learn about eating for kidney health

Healthy eating can be difficult and confusing. There are so many different diets and each one claims to lead you on your path to better health, and possibly weight loss. Should you eat low carb? High protein? High fat?

Navigating what is healthy can seem like a full-time job! And what is healthy for one person could be the opposite of what is healthy for another, especially with kidney disease.






Learn about nutrients and your kidneys

Our kidneys play a very important role when it comes to regulating nutrients we consume. The kidneys remove the extra amount of vitamins and minerals we do not need. When your kidneys are not working as well as they should, they cannot filter your blood properly, allowing some vitamins and minerals to build up in your blood.






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Eating healthy and delicious food with kidney disease is possible and our guides are here to help with a complete list of items you will need! The following guides will help you find foods, grocery shop, and cook with ingredients that are healthiest for people with kidney disease.

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Learn how to prepare low-phosphorus snacks with Chef Joel Schaefer.

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Educational content for Kidney Kitchen developed in part by Carolyn Feibig, MS, RD, LDN