KidneyDiet App: a new tool to help kidney patients decide what to eat
Have you ever wished you could instantly peak at the nutrient content of a food while making weekly menus, grocery shopping or eating out on a kidney diet? The latest tool for people with chronic kidney disease or on dialysis gives you the ability to do just that. KidneyDiet is an iPhone app that allows a quick, easy way to view thousands of foods from the USDA food database, including some of the major restaurant chains. The featured nutrients are focused on those most important in a kidney diet: protein, potassium, phosphorus and sodium. In addition to providing nutrient data, the KidneyDiet app highlights in red values that may require caution for a kidney diet.
While this app is not a replacement for advice from your doctor or dietitian, it is a welcome new tool to help make the challenge of following a kidney diet easier. Future versions will include expanded nutrients and features to help track and analyze daily intake.