More efforts will be put for preparing kidney-friendly and dialysis-friendly diets and recipes, but all that worth and you will find that a proper diet helps a lot in alleviating symptoms and slowing down illness progression.
The following are some delicious and nutritious recipes that are suitable for kidney disease patients. They are tasty and can meet the body’s nutritional needs but at the same time will not increase additional burdens to the kidneys with portion control.
Vegetable---cabbage (it is very easy and you can make it)
Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon canola oil or corn oil; 6 and 1/2 cups of red cabbage; 1/2 Granny Smith apple; 1/3 cup cider vinegar, 1/3 cup splenda, white pepper.
How to cook: 1. wash the red cabbage and then corn and shred it;
2. Wash the apple and core and dice it;
3. Put canola oil, cabbage, apple dices, vinegar into the pan and cook until the cabbage is wilted;
4. Add some white pepper and splenda according to taste.
Nutritional analysis: calories 51 total fat 0.8g sodium 31mg calcium 53.5mg phosphorus 37.3mg potassium 309mg protein 1.7g sugar 6.1g fiber 2.3g carbohydrates 13.7g.
Fruits---strawberry (let’s learn how to prepare delicious pineapple slaw)
Ingredients: 2 and 1/2 cups green cabbage, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, pineapple
How to make it: 1. Shred green cabbage and carrots;
2. Mix the shredded cabbage and carrots in a bowl;
3. Crush the pineapple and put it with the juice into the bowl;
4. And then add the cranberries;
5. Put the salade in refrigerator for 30 minutes before enjoying it.
Generally speaking, fresh vegetables and fruits are good for kidney disease patients because most fruits and veggies are low-protein, low-fat, high-fiber and high-vitamin which meet the diet principle for CKD patients. However since many of them are high-potassium or high-phosphorus, patients should not have too much each time or it can worsen their electrolyte imbalances or even cause life dangers.
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