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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Diet for patients with kidney disease | Kidney failure diet

The patients with kidney failure must pursue a strict diet regime to lead a healthy life and avoid further complications. Following is a diet chart, which the patients suffering from kidney failure must follow.

It is advised that the patient must minimize the consumption of food items, which are rich in potassium, sodium or proteins. Instead, they must consume food products, which are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, phytochemicals and flavonoids.

diet for patients with kidney disease, kidney failure diet



Pulses (rich in proteins and potassium content)


  • Soybeans
  • Kidney beans
  • Winged beans
  • Black beans
  • White Beans
  • Green gram (Moong dal/dhulimoong dal) - in sprouted form
  • Lentil dal, pink lentil (Masoorkidaal)

NOTE - All in less quantity


  • Banana
  • Rosemary
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Squash
  • Artichokes
  • Avocadoes
  • Prune
  • Raisins
  • Pomegranate
  • Tomatoes
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Apricots
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Papaya
  • Olives
  • Black berries – in less quantity
  • Mangoes – in less quantity
  • Figs
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Pineapple


  • Spinach
  • Potato
  • Sweet potato
  • Mushroom
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Beet root
  • Swiss Chard
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kale
  • French Beans
  • Ridge guard
  • Pumpkin
  • Bottle gourd
  • Round gourd
  • Radish
  • Carrot
  • Eggplant
  • Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Bell Pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Capsicum
  • Turnip
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Peas ( Boil before use)
  • Green leafy vegetables rich in fiber, vitamins, phyto-chemicals and antioxidants

NOTE - Soak all the vegetables overnight in water and throw the same water, also boil in water before cooking and throw that water. Prefer filtered water for washing and cooking vegetables.

Many greens are high in Potassium level, Blanching[boil for 5 minutes and throw the water], removes excess Potassium from them.

Non Veg

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Fenugreek/Methi
  • Coriander
  • Bay Leaves
  • Mint
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Olive Oil



Generally all the spices contain approximately more than 40 percent to 50 percent of potassium in them. So, it is recommended to avoid much consumption of spices of any form.

Salt – Use very less.



  • Cheese
  • Curd
  • Nuts and dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, hazel nuts
  • Brown Rice
  • Garbanzo
  • Chickpeas
  • Non-fat milk powder
  • Biscuits
  • Namkeen
  • Maggie
  • Pasta
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Milk cream
  • Milk – low fat
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Sabudana [Tapioca] kheer
  • Mung daal khichadi

Also take vitamin D from direct sun !!

The patients suffering from kidney disorders are strictly advised to follow the above diet chart properly. This diet chart is prepared based on the nutritional content of the various minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins. Kidneys are the important organs of the body. These help to flush out the harmful products from the body and maintain a healthy and fit life.

Stay Healthy With Planet Ayurveda!!

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