Wanda, a Satellite Healthcare dietitian, makes it easy to understand how to read a food label and how it helps you make better food choices.Watch Video
Read the food label and see how much is in a single serving, for example – a cup, 24 pieces, 4 oz. As you prepare meals, measure out each serving. If you eat two servings, double the amount of calories, sodium and other nutrients.
For most people on dialysis, it’s good to eat no more than 1500-2000mg of sodium/salt each day. Target less than 600 mg per meal and less than 200 mg for a snack.Get tips on how to control sodium
For most people on dialysis, it’s good to eat no more than 2000-3000mg of potassium each day. Look for low potassium foods with less than 250mg per serving.Get tips on how to control potassium
When you see an ingredient that has ‘phos’ in the name, that means the food has added phosphorus and you should limit the amount.Get tips on how to control phosphorus
Our online cookbook includes dozens of tasty kidney-friendly recipes to enjoy. In fact, these dishes are good for your whole family. Which one will become your new favorite dinner go-to?View all recipes
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Dialysis at home has many advantages. A significant one is more flexibility with food choices. People having treatments at home may have:
Most people on dialysis in a center need to monitor their diet and fluid intake carefully to stay healthy. This means thoughtfully planning meals to: