The University of Federico in Naples, Italy has some new tips for those who suffer from chronic kidney disease and want to control the amount of protein they take in. For this study, 57 discharged
CKD patients (stage 3b-5) to the 6-tips diet or a standard diet low in protein (0.8 g/kg/day).
They were given no nutritional counseling, only six tips. The results show this diet may be helpful to those suffering from chronic kidney disease. The kidneys are a critical part of the human body. Serving as filters for the blood where toxins and waste are removes and then expelled from the body through urine. Those who suffer from chronic kidney disease have suffered damage to their kidneys and they are no longer able to process this blood. If they can, it is at greatly reduced levels and not enough for a healthy life.
If the kidneys are not able to process blood, the toxins and wastes build up in the blood. Damage to organs follows and eventually death. The study lasted for six months and results showed patients who followed these six tips had better metabolism than those on a standard diet. Both diets reduced the amount of protein intake and
urination of nitrogen and phosphate, but in the 6-tip group the effect was more pronounced.
These tips were:
- Not adding additional salt.
- Staying away from salami, sausages, cheese, dairy products, and canned foods.
- Bread and noodles are to be replaced with low-protein foods.
- Patients should consume 4–5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
- Meat, fish, or eggs can be consumed once a day in moderate portions.
- Once or twice a week, noodles with legumes may substitute meat, fish, or eggs.