Food & Diet
- Having a healthy diet may help slow progression of CKD. There is no standard “kidney diet” as everyone has different needs, but there are certain foods that are “kidney friendly.”
- You should not restrict nutrients unless your health care provider has recommended it. If you have been told to restrict potassium or phosphorus, focus on eating fresh foods and limit processed foods (such as deli meats and bacon).
- Processed foods have additives, and although these amounts might appear lower on the food labels, your body absorbs these nutrients differently than from fresh foods.
- If you have any concerns about your diet, speak to your doctor or dietitian.
Common Foods & CKD
Guidance on kidney friendly foods and create a personalized food list
Nutrient & Ingredient Labels
How to read nutrient and ingredient food labels on packaged foods
Tips for Eating Out
Considerations for enjoying meals away from home