Controlling blood sugar levels with kidney disease is key to good kidney health. When your kidneys are unable to function normally they have trouble removing excess waste from your bloodstream. High levels of blood sugar can stress your kidneys and have adverse effects on other organs. In this video, Robert dives deep into a blood sugar renal diet that is perfect for diabetic kidney disease.
This is healthykidneyinc.com this is our channel here on youtube. I’m Robert Galarowicz kidney survivor and today I wrote up a quick diet plan for people with diabetes or anybody with kidney disease who wants to balance their blood sugar better so generally, this is going to be for people with diabetic kidney disease and when you get that high blood sugar it damages the kidney so for some people are really looking to control that blood sugar which we always want to do but if you’re really looking to focus on controlling the blood sugar this is a diet which can help control your blood sugar when you have type 2 diabetic kidney disease and it’s also not stressful on the kidneys it does incorporate some animal products just for it to make it easier for everybody to follow we have lots of other videos on our channel if you’re new subscribe. I’ll be coming out with more vegetarian vegan recipes and diet plans for diabetics. We do have other videos too about that so let’s get into today’s sample menu plan for controlling blood sugar with kidney disease and most people have diabetes. Let’s dive into what’s inside a blood sugar kidney diet.
For breakfast you’re gonna start off with an omelet okay so eggs I did another video about eggs so you got the egg whites egg yolks if you’re trying to watch phosphorus use fewer egg yolks and more of the egg whites but if you don’t have an issue feel free to have the whole egg may be a two-egg omelet, maybe three. Depending on how much you eat how many calories you’re looking to take in per day add kidney-friendly vegetables to it all right add some scallions add some cauliflower generally cauliflower you would use the heads of the flowering part just to cut that up you can put it real small sprinkle it throughout some peppers, okay peppers are great red peppers, green peppers, little mushrooms, onions, and just kidney-friendly vegetables loaded up. I use oil instead of butter you can use butter with no problems with your cholesterol but use a little oil in your pan to cook it and so you can start the day with that if you’re looking for something else besides that omelet you can have a wasa crisp, red rye, crispbread rye doesn’t raise blood sugar and with that raw, you can add like two tablespoons of a little bit of low-fat cream cheese okay look for always the lowest salt you can add two tablespoons of hummus you can add two tablespoons of baba ghanoush. Baba ganoush is a pureed eggplant. Any of those works baba ganoush tastes great. I like them all but you can use whatever you like there for your breakfast so that covers breakfast. Eggs are a great addition to a blood sugar renal diet.
You might go right to lunch. Maybe you have a snack, for a snack how about we do cup cherries okay maybe some berries maybe an apple with your cherries all things that won’t raise the blood sugar high but again if you’re a diabetic you know what’s going to affect your blood sugar. These are guidelines that work for the majority of people but as I always say in other videos test your blood sugar, okay so we got that snack there if you want to use those fruits later in the day or you want to have them as a snack at that point that’s fine.
For lunch okay so we’re going to do a half cup of carbohydrates I brought a half cup of rice white rice or brown rice or another whole grain rice that only depends if you’re really monitoring and aggressively trying to get your phosphorus down if not go with the whole grains okay it’s better for you and we’re keeping it small to a half cup which most people should be able to tolerate from there you can add about a cup of black beans or maybe garbanzo beans chickpeas so that would be your protein beans don’t raise blood sugar so you get fiber from it you get a healthy carb that doesn’t raise protein, a complex carbohydrate from that maybe you want to have a salad or some other vegetable it could be raw it could be cooked I’m recommending raw with olive oil extra virgin olive oil added one to two cups one to two tablespoons. Don’t use cups one to two tablespoons added now the oil gives you a healthy fat it’s kidney-friendly doesn’t affect blood sugar gives it some taste you can add some vinegar and you can always add fresh spicy seasonings throughout everything you can also add in like eight pecans maybe eight to twelve pecans like a quarter cup and with your salad or maybe just have it on the side and eat it you can mix it in there with the vegetables so that could be your lunch from there we’re going to dinner.
For dinner we’re going to have a piece of salmon all right salmon’s like king of the fish all right it’s super fatty which gives you all those great omega-3s and that fat isn’t gonna affect cholesterol that type of fat that’s in there we’re looking at three to four ounces cooked for most people three to four ounces cooked, generally for most people it’ll be their palm okay maybe a little bigger a little smaller depending inside your hand but that’s after you cook it you weigh it you don’t weigh it before you cook it alright so that’s some delicious salmon okay keep the oil light but enough to cook it out which whatever way you’re doing it from there I’m gonna say have a half cup of your favorite carbohydrate if you want pasta with a little marinara sauce if you want rice you want a little potatoes, you want corn, you want quinoa, you want buckwheat, kasha whatever it is that you’re having whatever your carbohydrate is if you want to have a one slice of bread that would be okay generally most people will be okay with just that half a cup one slice of a bread it’s not enough to raise blood sugar. From there you always got to go back to having those vegetables, salads, and raw cooked. I love cucumbers. I’ve been doing a lot of cucumbers lately at dinner. I just cut them up. I put a couple of tomatoes, not a lot, the ratio is really a lot more cucumbers to tomatoes.
I put some nice healthy extra virgin olive oil on there some vinegar I have a Mrs. Dash salt line I have other salt-free seasonings and that’s that could be a big vegetable right there for you but whatever is cooked to have carbohydrate half cup of carbohydrates that’s dinner. Following a balance blood sugar renal diet is key to good kidney health.
After dinner, if you want a fruit snack maybe yogurt, or a plant-based yogurt make sure that plant-based yogurt has a little bit of protein added or a dairy yogurt would be okay. Maybe go back to that rye water crispbread then you go back to having some of that hummus but all this should keep blood sugar very well controlled and since it’s not a lot of animal products there’s a little bit and we’ve got a lot of other vegetable fruits in there and things that in whole grains for the most part whole grains, again if you have to watch phosphorus avoid it but that won’t stress the kidney out. Keep the blood sugar low, very healthy, good for anybody out there and it’s not an extreme diet anyway, where you may have to do big overhauls and changes with your diet so take a look at the description below take a look at our website. We have everything from this video broken down in a transcription healthykidneyinc.com to your best kidney health everybody from one kidney survivor to another, bye.
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