This setting may be appropriate for chronic kidney disease that is NOT dialysis-dependent.
It mostly limits foods high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus.
Examples of high sodium foods include:
Salty and processed foods.
Examples of high potassium foods include:
Vegetables and legumes.
Examples of high phosphorus and protein foods include:
Nuts and beans.
More details about this setting:
Nutrient data is from USDA National Nutrient Database and Health Canada. Fat-free and sodium-free options are used when available.
We analyzed each food based on its typical serving size. Here are some examples:
Meat-based products – 2-3 oz
Milk and yogurt – 1/2 cup
Cheese – 1-2 slices
Beans and grains – 1/2 cup
Most vegetables and fruit – 1/2 cup
Nuts – 1/4 cup; nut butters – 1/8 cup
Breads – 1 slice
Alcoholic beverages – 1 drink daily.
Thresholds in mg per serving for:
Sodium: <120 OK, 121-600 maybe OK, >600 not OK
Potassium: <100 OK, 101-200 maybe OK, >200 not OK
Phosphorus: <50 OK, 51-100 maybe OK, >100 not OK
Most animal protein is high in protein and phosphorus, both of which may strain kidney function. But given the need for kidney disease patients to maintain protein intake, animal proteins are designated maybe OK for a 2-3 oz serving.
Note: Food recommendations vary based on the severity of your kidney condition. Also, portion sizes are an important consideration for all foods.
Be sure to consult your nephrologist or nutritionist before making any dietary changes to see what’s appropriate for you.