|1. Drink 3-4 Litres Daily
• Water is the best choice
• Sugar-free, caffeine-free and low sodium drinks are okay
• Drink before bedtime and anytime you wake up at night
• Limit caffeinated drinks to 2 cups 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
• Stick to one type of protein per meal
• Have larger protein amount at lunch instead of dinner.
|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, fresh or dried herbs, and spices
• Eat less take-out and restaurant food
|MAKE SURE TO STAY WELL HYDRATED.|
CALL YOUR KIDNEY CLINIC IF YOU HAVE SIGNS OF
Special thanks to BC Renal for developing this content and allowing us to use it.
The diet information sheets for adults with Polycystic Kidney Disease are intended for use by those patients with higher kidney function who do not need to be mindful of potassium or phosphorus and given out alongside individualized nutrition recommendations by their renal dietitians.