Kidney Diet Basics

What is a chronic kidney disease diet?

Kidney-friendly foods exist and can help your body when you are suffering from kidney damage. This is generally the first step for patients who are suffering from kidney disease but who are not undergoing dialysis. A professional at the Rogosin Institute can give you a diet guideline that reflects your personal situation and needs. You can also discuss options for finding a personal dietician who can give you additional kidney diet support. In general, if you have kidney disease you may need to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, maintain a healthy balance of protein-rich foods, and lower your sodium intake.

Avoid …

  • Sugars
  • Sweets/desserts
  • Fats
  • Red meat
  • Sodium
    • Table salt
    • Soy sauce
    • Canned foods
    • Packaged foods/Processed foods
    • Fast foods
  • Phosphorous
  • Dark-colored sodas
  • Potassium-rich foods

Where can I find a kidney disease dietitian in New York?

A registered dietician along with your kidney disease doctor at Rogosin Institute can work with you to develop the best diet plan if you are not undergoing dialysis or a candidate for kidney transplantation. Our kidney centers span across the New York Metropolitan area, including Brooklyn, Queens, and the surrounding areas.

If you are interested in learning more about healthy kidney diets, visit the Rogosin Institute, recognized as one of the country’s premier centers for the diagnosis and management of kidney disease. Our doctors lead the way in healthy kidney education and treatment options for patients in the New York Metropolitan Area and beyond. Call our office at 212.746.1578 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment with us any time.