Healthy kidneys get rid of excess sodium content in the urine. When kidney disease occurs, the body doesn’t function the same way and it is not able to get rid of sodium and it could possibly build up. The excess sodium can then lead to extra fluid residing in the body with swelling in the ankles, feet and legs, hands and face, gained weight, high blood pressure, and may experience difficulty while breathing.
In this video, Robert explains to us how to reduce salt in our diets and recommends dependable salt-free condiments. It may be uncomfortable in the beginning to remove sodium from your diet but gradual changes may help improve your situation. Later in the video, he shows us a great book from Healthy Kidney Inc. itself called RENAL DIET PLANS & COOKBOOKS.
People with high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) often need to check their sodium or salt intake in their diet in order to maintain their blood pressure under control and to avoid extra fluid from building up in the body and swelling.
The question that renal nutritionists hear a lot and I mean a lot is “what should I eat?”. As a CKD patient or a kidney disease patient, you have to watch out for sodium so it doesn’t build up and narrow the blood vessels. Many foods that you assume are not high in sodium have hidden sodium, like bread, crackers, milk, butter, pasta, soups, and condiments. Processed or packaged foods and canned foods have extremely high sodium content. Try to stay away from fast foods, frozen dinners, kosher salt and sea salt, salad dressings, etc.
Alternatives of salt, BETTER ways to season your foods:
Use herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, cumin, and pepper.
Use garlic (not garlic salt), onions, syrup, caramel, vinegar, lemon and lime juice to season your foods.
Variety of salt-free seasonings like Mrs. Dash.
If you have CKD, check with your nutritionist about how much sodium you should include in your diet. The average recommendation for CKD patients is 2000mg per day or less.
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