Diet Changes for Adults with Polycystic Kidney Disease

1. Drink water
    • Drink water throughout the day, at bedtime and when you wake
       up at night
    • Limit caffeinated drinks to 2 cups per day
    • Limit high sugar drinks such as pop and juice
    • Limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day

2. Eat Less Protein
    • Limit animal protein
    • Choose beans, peas, lentils, nuts, nut butters, seeds, tofu,
       edamame and soy milk more often
    • Limit dairy to 2 servings per day

3. Eat Less Sodium
    • Choose fresh foods
    • Read nutrition labels and choose foods that have less than 10%
      sodium per serving
    • Avoid canned and processed foods
    • Use less salt and high sodium sauces in cooking
    • Use no salt added seasoning blends, herbs and spices
    • Eat less take-out and restaurant food

4. Increase Fruits and Vegetables
    • Fill half your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner
    • Have fruit daily for a snack or dessert

5. Choose Whole Grains
    • Eat whole grain breads and cereal
    • Have barley, oats, brown and wild rice

6. Avoid Phosphorus Additives
    • Look for PHOSPH in the ingredient list

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