If you've been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is important to try to eat a healthy balance of food in order to stay as well as possible.
A healthy, balanced diet will also help to
- stave off other health problems such as high blood pressure
- prevent heart disease
- maintain healthy blood glucose levels to help prevent diabetes.
Eating a healthy diet can also lower the risk of developing other conditions such as cancer, or even dementia.
Aspiring to protect yourself against other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, will help you protect your kidneys from further damage and ensure your journey through life with CKD is as uncomplicated as possible.
Managing your diet with heart disease or diabetes
If you already have heart disease or diabetes, each of our Kidney Kitchen recipes has a ‘healthier option’ listed in the Food Facts which accompany every recipe.
Don't worry, we know how important good, tasty food is to you and how important it is to be able to prepare food the whole family will enjoy too. We have done our best to ensure most of our recipes are adaptable to meet your individual needs. However, if you are not sure about any aspect of either the ingredients or the Food Facts, please get in touch with your kidney dietitian and discuss this with them.