As we continue our journey in the KDOQI series (Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiatives), which is a set of dietary recommendations that were published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, September 2020, today we’re discussing a DASH diet with kidney disease.
A DASH diet was the final diet covered by the researchers that they recommend for kidney issues. DASH stands for ‘Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension’. This diet entails a contemporary approach that’s tailored to help treat and prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). In a DASH diet, you’d consume more fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy food, whole-grain foods, fish, poultry, and nuts. Meals that typically carry high amounts of saturated fat, trans fats, and cholesterol are enjoyed in small amounts. A top highlight of this diet has to be their very-low sodium content in almost every meal.
The Mediterranean diet we covered in our previous video is fairly similar to a DASH diet. They’re both therapeutic and easy to start. Be mindful to keep the sodium content low in your diet and you may include some healthy fats like olive oil and corn oil. Chicken and fish are some lean meats in this diet.
Overall, a DASH diet has helped many individuals achieve lower blood pressure and reduced cholesterol levels. Make sure to implement these diets with adequate management and you may tailor the diet according to your condition. You can always check out our website for more tips.
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