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November 22, 2013

Preparing for a Kidney-friendly Thanksgiving

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This weekend many of us are pulling out favorite recipes, making our grocery list and planning for Thanksgiving Day celebration. For kidney patients, having foods that limit sodium, phosphorus and potassium (if restricted) is vital to staying on track and feeling good throughout the holiday season.

Take advantage of the kidney-friendly holiday recipes on DaVita.com. Start by downloading the DaVita Kidney Diet Delights holiday cookbook, a fabulous collection of holiday recipes.

Revisit our past Thanksgiving Kidney Diet Tips and look for new holiday tips coming early next week.

Happy Thanksgiving shopping!

DaVita Dietitian Sara

Kidney diet resources from DaVita.com


June 24, 2011

High Potassium Foods to Limit on the Kidney Diet

High potassium is a concern for people with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis because it is very dangerous. Extremely high levels can make your heart stop, and the scary part is you do not feel anything until potassium is quite high.

Symptoms of high potassium include tiredness, weakness, muscle cramps and irregular heartbeat. Read more…

May 17, 2010

P is for Pineapple, a kidney friendly tropical fruit

Pineapple is a symbol of friendship and hospitality as well as a sense of welcome, good cheer, warmth and family affection. It’s also a great fruit choice for the kidney diet. The DaVita Dietitian team admires the pineapple so much they chose it for their logo to go with their motto “Improving Nutrition Together”.

Pineapple fits a low potassium diet plan with 125 mg potassium for 1/2 cup frozen or canned (chunks or crushed), 2 rings or 3/4 cup fresh. Read more…

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