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Kidney Disease and Nutrition

Kidney Disease and Nutrition

Your kidney function depends on multiple factors like hypertension, and diabetes, but also nutrition plays an important role too. You may need to eat more lean proteins, which are foods that are high in protein and low in fat, such as whole eggs and skinless chicken and turkey. Olive oil, canola oil, and sunflower oil are great oils to use when cooking. These oils are less in fat which helps maintain weight and decrease heart disease. When you have kidney disease, it is best to choose whole grains and healthy carbs such as fruits and vegetables. Unhealthy carbs include sugar, honey, hard candies, soft drinks, and other sugary drinks. Sodium (salt) is a mineral found in almost all foods. It has many important roles in the way your body works. The amount of sodium found naturally in foods is enough to keep a healthy level in your body. But eating packaged foods and adding salt to foods can lead to eating too much sodium. Too much sodium can make you thirsty and make your body hold onto water, which can lead to swelling and raise your blood pressure. This can damage your kidneys more and make your heart work harder. One of the best things you can do is to limit how much sodium you eat. A general rule is to have less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. Here are some tips to limit sodium: Use herbs and spices for flavor while cooking. Do not add salt to your food when cooking or eating. Choose fresh or frozen vegetables instead of canned vegetables. If you use canned vegetables, drain and rinse them to remove extra salt. When eating out, ask your server to have the chef not add salt to your dish. Here is a recipe for kidney disease.

Baked Salmon With Roasted Asparagus on a Cracked Wheat Bun


16 oz. fresh salmon fillet

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon butter

12 oz. fresh asparagus spears (remember to remove the woody stems and wash them)

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cracked wheat or whole-grain hamburger buns, toasted

Directions for Asparagus

Preheat the Oven to 400F

Place asparagus spears on a cookie sheet and spray with olive oil; roast in the oven for 10 minutes or until tender and slightly brown

Remove asparagus from the oven and let cook

Directions for Salmon

Turn the oven to 450 degrees F

Season Salmon with fresh Rosemary and Lemon

Place Salmon skin side down on a non-stick baking sheet

Bake until Salmon is cooked through (usually 12 to 15 minutes)

And this is how to make a healthy Baked Salmon With Roasted Asparagus on a Cracked Wheat Bun for you and your loved ones.

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