Diets and Info

Vitamin D Deficiency

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is prohormone that is important for bone health and muscle function. Furthermore, it plays an important role in immune function and protects us from cancer and cardiovascular disease. Our skin produces vitamin D after exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. Once produced, vitamin D is activated by the …

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Sodium in Your Diet

Most Americans eat too much sodium (salt), which can increase your blood pressure. Too much sodium in your food can also make you retain (hold) extra fluid when you have heart failure. This makes your heart work harder. Fluid buildup can result in (1) fluid in your lungs which causes trouble breathing and (2) swelling …

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High Potassium Foods If your potassium level is high, avoid these foods. If your potassium level is low, choose these foods. Fruits Apricots Avocados Bananas Dates Figs Kiwi Mangos Melons Nectarines Oranges Papayas Peaches, fresh Pears, fresh Prunes *Any fruit juices made from these. Vegetables Artichokes Beans (dried): black kidney, lima, pinto red, white, refried, …

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Low Oxalate Diet

Low Oxalate Diet May Help Prevent Kidney Stones Kidney stones are a common disorder of the urinary tract. Kidney stones are pieces of stone-like material that form on the walls of the kidney. They are caused by a buildup of minerals in urine. Most stones are so small that they pass through the urinary system …

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High Phosphorus Foods

Beans and Nuts Beans (great northern, kidney,  | (1 cup) 194-356 mgnavy, pinto, lentils, split green peas, chickpeas – cooked)Nuts (almonds, cashews-dry  | (1 oz) 123-139 mgroasted, mixed, pistachios) Peanut Butter (smooth style) | (1 tbsp/3 tbsp) Grains and Cereals Biscuits (prepared) | (4” biscuit) 166 mg Cornbread (mix, prepared)  | (1 piece) 226 mg Bran …

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CKD Stages

The stages of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) are mainly based on measured or estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate). There are five stages, but kidney function is normal in Stage 1, and minimally reduced in Stage 2.


Foods NOT to Eat (Fatty and Purine-Rich Foods) According to the American Medical Association, purine-containing foods to be avoided include: • Beer, other alcoholic beverages • Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring • Yeast • Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads) • Meat extracts, consommé, gravies High in Purines Hearts Herring Mussels Yeast Smelt Sardines …

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