Navigating kidney-friendly eating can seem like a full-time job. There are many factors to consider, including different nutrients, fluid intake amounts and different restrictions based on the different stages of kidney disease. And, to complicate things even more, what is healthy for one kidney patient could be unhealthy for another.
In this section of Kidney Kitchen, we explain what is considered generally healthy for each stage of kidney disease, including dialysis and kidney transplant, and for those with no chronic conditions who want to prevent kidney disease.
Below are links to general guidelines for healthy eating with:
- Kidney disease stages 1 and 2
- Kidney disease stages 3, 4 and 5 (not on dialysis)
- Kidney failure (stage 5 kidney disease on dialysis)
- Kidney transplant
- No dietary restrictions
As always, please speak with your doctor and dietitian to come up with a food and fluid plan that is healthy for your unique needs.