Quinoa is a whole grain that is versatile and delicious. It is a part of the amaranth family, and what we eat is actually the edible seeds. Quinoa is rich in fiber, plant-based protein, and other vitamins and minerals. But is it kidney-friendly?
When managing kidney disease, focusing solely on renal health isn’t enough. Recent research has shed light on the crucial role of gut health in overall wellness, particularly for patients with kidney disease. This article explores the significance of probiotics, prebiotics, diet, and lifestyle changes in supporting gut health and improving health outcomes for those with kidney disease.
Oatmeal can often be overlooked as a great kidney-friendly and gut-friendly meal option. Many think of oatmeal as a bland and boring breakfast option. This is so far from the truth! Oatmeal can be turned into a delicious lunch or dinner meal by adding more flavor and a few extra ingredients.
Studies show that a more plant-based diet can lead to better health outcomes in those with chronic kidney disease. Plant-based protein has been shown to be more beneficial for kidney health compared to animal-based protein. All of these reasons show us that veggie burgers are a great option for those with CKD!
Smoothies can be a great part of a kidney-friendly diet. Bananas, mixed berries, pineapple, and mango, the list goes on and on! Making a kidney-friendly and gut-friendly smoothie can be difficult. Let’s break it down together so that making smoothies are a breeze for you!
Kellsey Reed the CKD Dietitian is back with a recipe to help you protect your kidneys by feeding your gut microbiome!
Did you know that your chances of having a stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease increases with a Southern diet of processed meats, and fried foods. In fact, there are thousands of people who live in southern states that are at an increased risk for those diseases. You may be asking why does a Southern diet put you at risk for these chronic disease, which are preventable?
With the new year quickly approaching, you might be thinking of a new year's resolution or goal to accomplish in the coming year. If you’re thinking about focusing on a kidney health goal, it might be time to focus on your gut health. Setting a “smart” goal can help you reach your kidney health goals, like protecting your gut health, in a more efficient and timely manner.
Herbal supplements have become a popular topic for those with CKD. Many websites claim that there are certain herbal supplements that can “cure” kidney disease. These claims have been proven false and are oftentimes more harmful than helpful for those with CKD. Before trying a new supplement or herbal tea, it is important to speak with your doctor and dietitian to ensure that it is the right choice for you.