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June 28, 2024

Staying Hydrated This Summer! | PKD Nutrition

As the weather heats up, staying hydrated is top-of-mind for everyone - especially PKD patients! In this blog we've collected all of our kidney-friendly beverage recipes and hydration tips. Here's to summer!

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PKD Cookbook - Love Your Kidneys

Have you read our new PKD health resource and cookbook, Love Your Kidneys?

On pages 3-5 you'll find an explanation of why healthy hydration can be helpful for PKD patients, as well as some guidelines for fitting more healthy beverages into your daily routine. And you'll find not one, but two recipes for delicious drinks that will quench your thirst and keep your kidneys happy: Quick Lemonade and Sparkling Iced Tea.

Fluids and PKD

Emily Campbell, the registered dietician and certified diabetes educator who writes our Kidney Nutrition blogs each month (and is also one of the co-authors of Love Your Kidneys), shared an in-depth blog on the value of fluids for PKD last year, which includes tips for adding more healthy beverages into your daily routine.

Lower-Sugar Drinks

In Emily's blog post on sugar and PKD, she included a quick and easy recipe for Sparkling Tea.

Festive Beverages

As Emily explained in her blog post about navigating the holidays with PKD, for overall health it's important to limit alcohol as much as possible. If you don't want to feel like you're missing out on the celebrations, in this blog she also shares recipes for a kidney-friendly Lemon and Mint Soda, as well as a Pineapple, Cilantro and Lime Mocktail.

Browse our other PKD Nutrition blog posts here.