How to Cut the Sodium in Chronic Kidney Disease Diet?
Time: 2020-01-03 14:01, Tags: Diet
If you are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD), it will be better to care more about your diet. Because your kidneys cannot work well as they should. Some waste products build up in your blood and can not be removed by kidneys in time. A healthy diet which is friendly to your kidneys will be welcomed. Here are top 1 kidney-friendly rules that a dietitian highly recommends:Cut the Sodium.
High blood pressure is common complication for CKD patients and sodium can help raise your blood pressure levels. This is one reason why sodium should be controlled. The other reason is that extra sodium helps fluids build up in your body, causing swollen and hypertension. And if fluids stay up in your heart or lung, the conditions will be serious. And you may suffer from short of breathing. The recommended intake of sodium is no more than 2g in your daily diet.
How to reduce the sodium intake in your diet?
This is a good question. You can get some simple tips below. But if you need a detailed sodium intake plan, it is better to consult your dietitian, or send your age, gender, medical condition(your blood pressure level, creatinine level, urine protein etc ) to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get reply within 24 hours.
1. Eat dinner at home. Most restaurants offers foods high in salt and other flavouring agents, in order to keep foods delicious. Besides, fast foods are not good choice, because most of them contains more sodium than you need.
2. Find substitute goods for salt. Try herbs or new spices to replace salt.
3. Abandon high-sodium seasonings, such as sea salt, garlic salt, soy salt, table salt etc.
4. Avoid packaged foods as much as possible. Almost packaged foods contain high level sodium.
5. Read the labels first, before you but any food. Choose the foods that are low in sodium. Usually, the canned foods are not a good choice. If you have to, it will be better to rinse them with water before you open your mouth.