Hi there — hope this finds you well!

This is your 2nd day of 6 days answering the most burning of the 16,000+ questions.

The world of kidney care can sometimes feel like a maze, especially when it comes to deciding what to eat. 

We’ve seen the questions pouring in:

1. “Can anyone tell me food to eat on Stage 4 CKD? I am afraid to eat anything. I know low sodium, potassium, and phosphorus are key. Any food or meal ideas?”

2. “Hi, Ginny. Do you know what polenta is? Made from corn. Is that OK to eat?”

3. “Is homemade chili okay to eat with kidney disease? My Mom loves chili, especially in winter.”

4. “Is apple cider vinegar okay for CKD stage 3? A friend swears by its health benefits.”

5. “Should I avoid eating fish or chicken in CKD stage 3?”

Let’s demystify the kidney diet dilemma. Once and for all.

🍎 Food is Fuel, Not Fear: Feeling overwhelmed is natural. But remember, food is fuel. It’s about striking the right balance.

🐟 Fish & Chicken? Yes, in Moderation: Lean proteins like fish and chicken can be part of a kidney-friendly diet. Watch those portions and cooking methods.

🌽 Polenta’s Place: Made from corn, polenta is a delicious addition. Moderation is key.

🍲 Chili for the Soul: A bowl of chili can be kidney-friendly. Choose low-sodium versions and consider veggies over beans.

🥤 Apple Cider Vinegar? Consult First: Some swear by its benefits. Always consult your doctor. Each CKD journey is unique.

It’s not about limiting but learning

With the right knowledge, a world of flavors awaits you.


Coach Ginny Marks, RD  

*Head Kidney Coach at RenalTracker*

P.S. Today we delved into the dietary concerns of CKD. And guess what? We’re re-opening our premium Defy Dialysis 2.0: CKD Patient’s Daily Diet Guide to Stable Kidney Functions as we dive deeper into what patients like you want to learn and apply.

P.P.S Imagine starting each day with a fresh, kidney-friendly recipe you know are good for you. And that’s just one section of it! Stay tuned; this is one daily read you won’t want to miss. 😊

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