Is Rice Milk Or Almond Milk Good For Kidney Disease?

Today’s video is a quick response to a question we received over the weekend; “Can Rice Milk Or Almond Milk Fit Into A Kidney Disease Diet?”

Now, we know that kidney disease sufferers often dread drinking milk or even incorporating it due to their high phosphorus and potassium nature. Robert elaborates on the two types of milk and tells us the differences between them. He also makes it very clear about the sugar content and calories in order for you to pick the most suitable one. 

Luckily, both, rice milk and almond milk can be easily incorporated into a renal diet. They’re not actually milk, but they’re juices derived from them. However, if you’re diabetic, you may want to go with almond milk as rice milk is slightly higher in calories and sugar. 

For those trying to shed some pounds, almond milk is the better option as it is nowhere near as high in calories as rice milk. A glass of almond milk would be somewhere around 40 to 60 calories and in many supermarkets, you can find it free of salt. You can also use almond milk as a replacement for any recipe that uses milk, including cereal and baking. 

Overall, both, rice milk and almond milk are a great substitute for cow’s milk, specifically for an individual with kidney issues as it helps limit protein. According to all the different nutrients content, rice milk and almond milk can be safely incorporated into a CKD diet. If you’re diabetic, you want to go for almond milk over rice milk. Both of these types of milk can also be found in vanilla and chocolate flavor. 

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