Kidney Disease Diet: How To Eat Right With CKD!

Kidney Disease Diet: How To Eat Right With CKD!

Today we will be discussing the kidney disease diet, how to eat right when you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with kidney disease? Do you want to do your best to keep that kidney disease from worsening, or progressing to dialysis? Are you a dialysis patient who is struggling with what you should and should not eat? Or are you a totally healthy person with healthy kidneys, and you intend to keep it that way? Well today, I’m going to give you five tips on the kidney diet, how to eat properly when you have kidney disease, and how to prevent it.

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This video is intended to be informational only. It is not a medical consultation, nor is it personalized medical advice. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

The best diet for kidney function varies depending on your percent of kidney function, or your eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate. Be sure to consult your physician, and ask what your EGFR is. If your EGFR is less than 60 milliliters per minute, then you will benefit from a kidney diet. Remember, today I’m going to give you some guidelines for the kidney diet, but you need to consult your physician, and your nutritionist, to find out the specifics of the kidney diet that are best for you. Okay, let’s get started. Five tips for the kidney diet, how to eat properly when you have kidney disease.

5 Kidney Disease Diet Tips

1. Protein Intake
2. Practice Low Salt Intake
3. Proper Potassium Intake
4. Phosphorous Intake
5. Water Intake

These are some general guidelines on a proper kidney disease diet, how to eat properly with kidney disease. And I threw in some tips on how to try to prolong your good kidney function if you have no kidney problems. I just want you to live your healthiest, happiest life.

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  1. Verreal on March 3, 2023 at 8:51 am

    You know what stinks? "Servings" on nutrition labels. This forces you to do math in the store to figure out how much you’d really eat in a day. In other countries they provide info "per 100 grams." And of course, they’re used to the metric system. The US could just do "per 4 ounces" which is approximately equal to 100 grams. (It’s actually 104 grams.)

  2. Nathan Browne on March 3, 2023 at 8:53 am

    My health’s good I eat plant based sugar free no covid I drink garlic water turmeric water nut and raise milk instead of cows milk

  3. Soothing Sensation on March 3, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information Dr .

  4. Nathan Browne on March 3, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Helps skin health and immunity muscle health

  5. Michael Gari on March 3, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Hi Dr. Fritta ,
    Thank you for your medical professional tip on kidney diet .I had a colic kidney problem diagnosed in 2000 . Since than I had my left kidney removed in 2004 .
    Since 2004 , I now live a normal life with a single kidney for the past 18 years !
    Primarily I am from Papua New Guinean male 67 years old and still teaching after I was retired from active teaching back in 2004 on Medical grounds .
    I was offered a teaching job in 2020 and am actively working and I am planning to call it a day by the end of 2023 . Maintenance of kidney in my experience is having enough water intake and careful with salty foods and a having a daily stroll the helps the heart and adiquate walking exercise for the healthy function of your heart.
    Strikely be aware of junk food such as KFT and Macdonald products etc , etc…
    I have never been to a Doctor for even a medical check . I have a strong belief to sustain my diet through careful dietary intake over the past 18 years .
    Nevertheless I do acknowledge your professional advice for all kidney patients. Merry Christmas and Happy prosperous new year.

  6. Morrie Louden on March 3, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Hello doctor and thank you for the advice, I have stage 3 kidney disease and have a eGFRcr of 56. I’m very confused about my protein intake. You said it should be between "0.6 Grams per kilogram and 0.8 Grams per kilogram." I have no idea what this means or how to measure it. I’ve quit all meat and gone on a plant diet but I have no idea how to convert your information into actual food. Can you help with a recommendation? Thank You!!

  7. Wilfredo Quintana on March 3, 2023 at 8:57 am

    All that recomendations applies to a Patient like me born with only one kidney or eutopic left kidney my egfr is 60-59, actually and i hace a Regularien diet, no salt or the minimal as posible, i see my Nephrologist once a year. I am 71yo. Thank you for your videos fantastic May God bleess you.

  8. Rose Kimbeng on March 3, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for sharing Dr. God bless you 🙏 ❤️

  9. Zephna Graham on March 3, 2023 at 9:00 am


  10. Taffie Fillingame on March 3, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Not too much water; I was drinking 4 16pz a day and per Dr it was too much

  11. Sharon Byrum on March 3, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Thank you! I have been researching CKD and your presentation is one of the best I have seen yet. Excellent clarity on the issues you discussed.

  12. James Delaney on March 3, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Thank you. Crazy confusing at times. thought I was eating the right things, but you really do have to pay attention.

  13. asuncion apuli on March 3, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Thank you very much for such helpful information from a specialist like you. Thank you Dr Frita.

  14. Aliyah on March 3, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Love this break down

  15. Kay Powery on March 3, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Thank u v.much Dr Fritta ,i.m a diabetic for almost 35 yrs.Dr.just took me off metformin ,put me on 25 mgsof Jardiance,it seems like it,s working most times .But why does my FBS be in the 50 + then after late lunch it tends to drop ,what can I do I want to get ur book let.

  16. Y Al on March 3, 2023 at 9:07 am

    What’s the difference between kidney stones or kidney disease??

  17. Cynthia Tucker on March 3, 2023 at 9:07 am

    I like to bake fish at home instead of grilled. Is that doable for protein.

  18. TopFloor on March 3, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Thank you so much for all the help! Great videos!

  19. David on March 3, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Hello Dr Frita 👋 please can someone on CKD 3 eat plant based butter?

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  21. Naj Aziz on March 3, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Very sound advice and highly profesional presentation doc. thank you . Liked and followed. 🙏🏽

  22. Benogopan Damodaran on March 3, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Thank you you have given very good advise. Just fantastic👌👌

  23. Constance Hall on March 3, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Thank you for sharing your helpful information. Be blessed. 💝

  24. Yes to Your Will on March 3, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share these life changing tips. Most people don’t understand what it’s like to fight for their life but with diabetes high blood pressure and now ckd stage 3 I’m in the fight but I know God is in control. I really appreciate you. God bless you and your family in Jesus name. Amen

  25. Brian Donatien on March 3, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Thank you Dr.for your madical information 👍 it’s very help 🆘 ful 👍😃

  26. Individual Consultant on March 3, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Great !

  27. THAMER ROBERTS on March 3, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Hello. Can you discuss a diet for low potassium patients who is currently using medication to keep their potassium up.

  28. LYNZ S. PELLEGA VLOG on March 3, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Hello doctor frita i always watching your video im a chronic kidney desese patient and undergo dialysis twice aday and i take 500ml of water aday and my createnine is 14 but now its lower into 9 could you please tell me what diet should i take for my daily intake.thank you for the reply

  29. Joy Ace on March 3, 2023 at 9:26 am

    The doctor said I have too much protein and potassium I don’t know what should I eat so confused and these nutritionist, they don’t know what to tell me about kidney diet I really need help 😩 I also don’t eat anything with salt I am stage 3 kidney disease my doctor said just fruit and vegetables and water every day that’s it 😩 thank you so much for helping us 😊🙏

  30. Karen Marshall on March 3, 2023 at 9:27 am

    Thank you for your sound advice. I’ve gotten mixed information about ace inhibitors especially for people of color. Are medications like lisinopril and other Ace inhibitors high blood pressure medications good or bad for kidneys and for black people specifically?

  31. Mary Yeboah on March 3, 2023 at 9:27 am

    Dr. thanks for sharing, u good

  32. Lorna Charles on March 3, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Excellent information! Thank you so for much sharing.

  33. Theresa Odulio on March 3, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Thank you so much. Do easy to understand

  34. John Parris on March 3, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Life’s a pain ain’t it

  35. Hana on March 3, 2023 at 9:29 am

    What was the cause to have CKD?

  36. Flordeliza Surio on March 3, 2023 at 9:30 am

    How can you tell that a person suffer from CKD
    What level of creatinine?
    Thank you for answering my q uu estion…

  37. Laura Stevenson on March 3, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Hello Doctor, on my wellness visit, lab found protein in my urine, and was told to drink six to eight glasses of water daily, which that’s all I drink daily. But I am still concern because I just turned 73 with a good medical record. Thank you so much for your input God Bless🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  38. Nkechi Emeka-Nwokeji on March 3, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Thank you Dr Frita for the explanations. I will try to keep to the tips

  39. Speedy Gemini on March 3, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Hardest part about the diet is the lack of taste.

  40. Nathan Browne on March 3, 2023 at 9:34 am

    No medication needed

  41. Evelyn Green on March 3, 2023 at 9:40 am

    I am stage 4 CKD , GFR is 27, CHF since 2010 ,diabetic I haven’t had meds for that in about 3 yrs, my B/P is stable , I finally learned to maintain it for the past 2 yrs. I’m only allowed fluid intake of 32 Oz a day! I know sometimes I go over! I have osteoporosis, I take vitamin C 2x a day! He renctly taken me off the calcium pill I took 1x month, because of my numbers were too low involving my kidneys. I’m lost I don’t know what to do. I don’t eat much, but I’m sure I’m eating the wrong things! Somedays I try to eat and can’t, I vomit really bad on these days. I was told I needed to eat a plant- based meals. Now this is where my problem starts, I have no clue! I use too be 235lbs , I lost the weight unknowingly. I was 180lbs after I first lost weight! I had fluid on my lungs a 1 1/2 ago went to 200lbs, just recently I lost some weight and down to 193 lbs, try for 150 lbs. My husband passed Aug 2018 and now I’ve lost my ability to cook so I eat out( bad) I been doing smoothies if I can! Even drinking smoothies is wrong for me listen to this video ( spunch, or kale, bananas as main ingredients) Most of the time I cook food and don’t eat it or I’m taking a few bits and done with it. I’m so confused and screwed up on what I really need to do and not do. I’m 63 yrs old , 5’6", 193 lbs! My main problem I believe is readying too much info on what I need to do and don’t do! My doctor recent wanted me to take the kidney class. Things I hear makes me feel as if I’m going down hill! Such as ( just incase) I don’t like that, it doesn’t sound right too me! I was upset because I didn’t even know I had this disease until I was Stage 4 GFR was 30, but my last couple of test be 27. I’m not sure what else I need to say!

  42. Selma Nangolo on March 3, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Thanx !!

  43. Michael Smith on March 3, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Thank you very much doctor

  44. Nathan Browne on March 3, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Grow heaps of garlic couple of weeks fresh garlic grown

  45. Alicia Coles on March 3, 2023 at 9:43 am

    Very informative. Thank you❤

  46. Nathan Browne on March 3, 2023 at 9:44 am

    Nut milk stops you craving meat

  47. Nathan Browne on March 3, 2023 at 9:45 am

    Chew garlic and make a jug of water with garlic soaking and rosemary water and turmeric water watch health energy go up grow your own garlic quick cut tops off milk bottle soil in put garlic cloves that have sprouted

  48. Jet Bossard on March 3, 2023 at 9:49 am

    You are a god send. Finding your advice is going to help me SO MUCH. I am a mess and I really needed someone caring to inform me of what I need to do or not do. All I seem to get are prescriptions and tests, with no hope. Thank you for doing these videos.

  49. joe towliati on March 3, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Thanks, very good information.
    I feel it would be more efficient if the video is broken by stage of CKD. So One can concentrate on the desired stage, and review others is so wishes. Thanks again.

  50. Roseanne King on March 3, 2023 at 9:49 am

    I’m in stage 4 pkd. My doctor has never sent me to a specialist or anything and he informed me last time that my egf is 20. I’m trying to do my own investigating because he never sent me to a specialist or anything! I’m looking for a diet and information about this. He never tells me what I can or cannot eat either. He just said to drink water and avoid taking aspirin. I have been itching so bad in the last year or so and now am breaking out on my wrist and fingers. Is the kidney disease responsible for that?