Seeing a registered dietitian can help CKD patients learn how to eat nutritiously, while staying safely within the daily limits of potassium, as well as protein and sodium. A registered dietitian helps patients understand CKD and the nutrients that affect it. Then, a dietitian helps patients create a personalized eating plan.
To help patients make good dietary decisions, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a handy list of high potassium foods to consider reducing, as well as 25+ low potassium plant foods.
Potassium naturally appears in produce, legumes, and dairy items. It’s also a common food additive in packaged goods.
Fruit cocktail counts as a low-potassium food. See the link below for more choices to chew on.
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Just like sodium, potassium must stay balanced in your body. If your kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in your blood can rise. High potassium levels affect your heart rhythm, so your diet for managing kidney disease may include a potassium limit. Your doctor or registered dietitian nutritionist will let you know if you need to avoid foods high in potassium, and your RDN can explain how to stay within your limit.
Potassium is found in many fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and dairy foods.