Nutrition and pre-dialysis
Nutrition is an important element in the management of chronic kidney disease.
As you have to pay attention to several ingredients when changing your nutrition to a ‘kidney diet’, it is recommended that you receive training from a specialised dietician. Please ask your doctor about your individual nutrition requirements and about instructions from a dietician.
No special type of protein is recommended however moving towards
more vegetarian proteins might help against acidosis.
What is to be considered?
In general, for pre-dialysis stages it is recommended that your intake (or “kidney diet”) consists of:
In the Grocery Guide you will find some food suggestions that you can consider at your next grocery shopping trip.
> Low amounts of protein
> Sufficient calories
> Low amounts of table salt (i.e. sodium)
> Low amounts of phosphate
> Low amounts of potassium
> Variable amounts of calcium (depending on your indivdual needs, taking into account all different sources of calcium)
Want a little foretaste?
Food ingredients to watch out for in pre-dialysis
A low protein diet in every-day life
To support you in planning your cooking, we provide some recipes for a protein-reduced diet and a link to a Food Ingredient Calculator (a database where you can check, which amounts of different ingredients your meal contains).