Kidney Disease and Diet

Potassium

Likewise sodium, potassium must also be taken in balance in your body. If you are a kidney patient then the potassium level in your blood can rise which will affect your heart beat and your heart will not able to provide the proper functionality, so your new diet plan should have a limited intake of potassium and your dietitian knows how to stay in that limit.

The sources of potassium include many fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and dairy foods as well. You should know about high and low potassium resources before having any of these foods.

Does Potassium Help Lose Weight

Your nutritionist is well aware of other aspects of your diet as well as to which nutrition you should take in your diet and which should be avoided and also about the content of the nutrition too. Here we are sharing some of them:

Total Calories: It is very important to keep the calorie content in balance so that your weight should be in a healthy range.

Phosphorus: If our kidneys are not able to provide with proper functionality then phosphorus can be dangerous for your body as phosphorus levels can rise in your blood, so a low phosphorus diet is recommended.

Calcium: If you have a high intake of phosphorus in your body then it can decrease the availability of calcium for the bones. So your diet should have a proper balance between calcium and phosphorus

Vitamins and Minerals (particularly B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, iron and zinc): If you start limiting certain food products in your diet to keep less workload on your kidneys then you will lack with certain minerals and vitamins.

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