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Food Court

This section provides information on nutrition for people with kidney disease as written by renal dietitians.

Welcome to our food court

This section provides information on nutrition for people with kidney disease as written by renal dietitians.

Taking care of your kidneys

Taking care of your kidneys

Our kidneys are essential to life. These two small organs work tirelessly to filter 180 litres of our blood per day and to remove waste from our bodies.

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Fluid

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Fluid

One of the kidneys’ major functions is to maintain the fluid balance in your body. When your kidneys are not working well, they are not able to remove water as effectively.

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Protein

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Protein

Protein is a macronutrient important for your everyday health. It is composed of building blocks called amino acids and can be found in every cell of our bodies.

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Potassium

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Potassium

Potassium is one of the main minerals found in your blood. It is also an electrolyte, which means it carries an “electrical charge.”

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Phosphorus

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Phosphorus

Like calcium, phosphorus is a mineral that plays an important role in maintaining bone health.

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Sodium

Kidney Diet Cornerstones: Sodium

Sodium is a nutrient found in table salt. Consequently, salt has a high sodium content. It is naturally found in some other foods, but is also added during the preparation and processing of food for taste and preservation purposes.