Diet information and advice
A healthy diet and lifestyle for your kidneys
Most people with kidney problems will benefit from a healthy diet. It is important to try to eat the right balance of foods to stay healthy as a healthy diet will help control your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and reduce your risk of heart disease.
How can a renal dietitian help me?
The following information will tell you what a dietitian does and how they can help you.
Eating out or taking out on a kidney friendly diet
Choosing to eat our or get takeaway can be difficult if you have chronic kidney disease and are trying to eat a balanced diet. We have some information outlining a variety of food types and suggesting good options, as well as what should be limited or avoided where possible.
Managing your fluid and salt levels
This information is aimed at people who have problems with their kidneys and have been advised by their kidney doctor, nurse or dietitan to control the amount of fluid that they drink. Not everyone with a kidney condition needs to reduce their fluid intake so it is important to check with your kidney team before you follow this advice
Lowering your potassium levels
The following information is aimed at people who have been advised to follow a low potassium diet by their healthcare team. It gives some initial advice to help reduce the amount of potassium in your diet.
Only follow this advice if you have been advised that you need to lower your potassium.