Nordic Diet for Kidney Disease | Details & Benefits

Nordic Diet for Kidney Disease | Details & Benefits

Today’s video is about the New Nordic Diet for Kidney Disease. It’s an interesting diet, it was created for the Nordic countries. Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, all the Nordic countries are created for their type of a culture environment. This diet has shown to help your kidneys, and I like this diet because I think it’s more manageable, easier to follow than a lot of other kidney diets out there.

So let’s talk about it. That’s what today’s video is about. So a little piece of research here. This was from August, September, 2022 journal of renal nutrition. The new Nordic renal diet induces a pronounced reduction of urine acid excretion and uremic toxins in CKD patients stages three and four.

What they did was they gave them more of a Mediterranean type diet, which was more plant based. And they looked at the results afterwards. Now it was a short study. It was done in CKD three and four.

They only did the study for about seven days, had the people on it and then they reported the results and they’re still studying this now. So in conclusion, here we report that patients in CKD stages 3, 4, 7 days on the New Nordic Renal Diet significantly elevated plasma TCO2 levels, increased bicarbonate in the urine, reduced NAE, net acid excretion, and reduces the excretion of uremic toxins, IS and PCS.

The magnitude of the diet mediated reduction of NAE is striking. Also shown to help lower phosphorus, help with phosphorus control, phosphorus homeostasis. So, this is a diet, I’m going to go over the basics. If you’re looking to do a diet like this, you would get a book on the Mediterranean diet. And you would add more plant based options, so you take out some of the animal products and add more plant based.

So if I go to the summary here, just quickly of the diet. Plant based, 80%. It’s an 80% or greater, but at least 80% plant based diet. Dairy intake is very low on the diet. Okay, so maybe a serving a day. Fish intake is average, a couple times a week. Red meat was no intake. For some people, but some people did have red meat intake.

If you do, try to choose the lower phosphorus options. Okay, so that’s something you want to look at. Nuts were also low to help with phosphorus control.

If you’re looking to do this diet, get a book on the Mediterranean diet and just make it about 80% plant based, very small amounts of the red meat. If you do decide to use animal products, what they did in this study, use the lower phosphorus ones, turkey, chicken, lamb, pork, okay, and leaner cuts, low fat cuts are better, which they recommended.