High Protein Diets May Lead To Kidney Damage In CKD

Hi, this is Robert Galarowicz, founder of HealthyKidneyInc.com which is all about helping people treat their chronic kidney disease naturally. In today’s video, I talk about one of the most popular diet styles out there, the high protein diet. This dietary approach has long been touted as a must for those trying to lose weight. However, people with chronic kidney disease need to be far more careful with any diet as the foods they eat (especially high protein ones) can actually be very harmful and damage the kidneys even further.

Protein, especially prevalent in red meats, poultry, seafood, nuts and seeds needs to be navigated carefully when you have chronic kidney disease as elevated protein levels can further damage the kidney by not being filtered properly and resulting in proteinuria or higher levels of protein in the urine. That’s why for kidney disease sufferers, vegetarian and vegetable-rich plant-based diets are ideally the way to go. You of course need some protein, but it’s important to make sure the sources of protein you choose are healthier and kidney-safe, such as tofu.

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