Go to DaVita.com

Kidney Diet Tips

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…

May 29, 2009

Controlling High Potassium in Chronic Kidney Disease

Many chronic kidney disease patients I’ve worked with have questions about what’s important with potassium control. Not all people with CKD need to restrict potassium.  In early stages of CKD, potassium usually is not a problem because the kidneys still remove enough to keep blood levels normal.  In some cases, elevated potassium may return to normal with adjustments in medication, especially if a person is on potassium sparing diuretics.  If medications are adjusted and levels continue above normal, a lower potassium diet is needed.

Kalium-Latin for Potassium

Kalium-Latin for Potassium

What’s the link between potassium and kidneys?  90% of the excess potassium consumed through diet is removed by your kidneys. Read more…

    Search blog

    Archives

    Subscribe to
    this blog

    Enter your email address:

    Share this blog








    About this blog

    Learn about the renal diet, get tips, and stay informed. Learn more

    Monthly Recipe Alerts

    Image: Recipe Alerts Sign up at DaVita.com for a monthly update on new kidney-friendly recipes.
    Sign up for recipe alerts »

    Discussion forums

    Image: DaVita 
        Discussion forum Join in or just read what others are saying.
    Check out the forums »

    Yourkidneys.com

    Image: Your Kidneys Empower and educate yourself about kidney disease, kidney disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
    See YourKidneys.com »

    RSS Feed


© 2004-2013 DaVita Inc. All rights reserved. Web usage privacy | Privacy of medical information | Terms of use | FAQs | RSS
This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
Please check with a physician if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. If you are experiencing urgent medical conditions, call 9-1-1