Being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) doesn’t mean you have to stop eating the foods you love. Its important to work with your dietician to go over not only the foods you love but also grocery shopping. It is critical to consult with your dietician about not only the foods you enjoy, but also grocery shopping. It’s always a good idea to bring a shopping list with you, and taking the time to think about the dietary changes in your life can help you set yourself up for success on the kidney diet.
Having a list of foods you need to buy to maintain a kidney-friendly diet will help you stay on track while shopping. In addition, you’ll have the flexibility to:
Plan your favorite meals. You don’t have to sacrifice your favorite dishes because you are living with CKD. However, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients these meals include. For instance, if your old “go-to” recipe includes salt, replace it with flavorful spices like cumin or lemon zest.
Avoid impulse purchases. Shopping with a grocery list keeps you more focused than you would be if you didn’t have one. A list of fresh fruits, vegetables, and proteins will also keep you out of the aisles with processed foods.
Save money. Not having a plan when you’re shopping can be costly, but a grocery list helps keep spending down. When you know what you need before you shop, you’ll avoid buying too many ingredients or unhealthy items.
Read more about “Grocery Shopping Made Simple with a Kidney-Friendly Food List” on the Fresenius Kidney Care website.
Source: Fresenius Kidney Care