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Which foods count as fluid for those with kidney disease following a dialysis diet and fluid restriction?
Melting Ice Cream Cone Any food that is liquid or will melt at room temperature counts as fluid. These can be divided into visible fluids (includes anything a person drinks) and hidden fluids (foods that appear as solids, but are liquid at room temperature). For people with kidney disease following a prescribed fluid restriction, all the items below are counted as fluid:
- All beverages
- Alcoholic drinks
- Coffee, tea
- Juice, juice drinks, lemonade
- Milk, milk substitutes, liquid creamer
- Nutrition drinks
- Soft drinks
- Sports drinks
- Ice chips or cubes
- Ice cream
- Watermelon also contains lots of fluid