then you have to reduce your intake significantly. Taking one slice at a serving would do.
2. Oops, you may have to give up your beloved avocados
Yes, I can relate to how hard this request is. Avocados are delicious, aren’t they, especially when garnished with pepper and salt?
But your body needs you to eliminate avocados from your meals – despite their luxurious composition of antioxidants – when you are on dialysis.
Avocadoes are heaped with potassium. What if I told you a regular-sized avocado is loaded with 690 mg of potassium? As we said, high potassium intake is bad news for your dialysis therapy.
If the thoughts of “divorcing” your beloved avocados sound too scary to you, you could substantially shrink the amount you eat. So instead of eating a whole avocado, you can reduce it to a one-fourth serving.
3. Canned foods are not that friendly
We all shamelessly love the convenience of canned foods. No kitchen rigors, just straight to the eating party!
But we must not ignore the prevalence of heightened sodium levels in canned foods. Typically, canned foods deploy salt as a preservative to further extend their expiry dates.
Your body doesn’t need such increased sugar content if you are on dialysis. If you must go with canned foods, you would have to take the extra step of rinsing the food (especially if it was tuna and canned beans) before eating.
This activity can amazingly slash the sodium content of your canned food by as much as 80 percent! Alternatively, you may narrow your canned food purchases to the “no-salt” labels.
4. Orange juice (and oranges) would leave the food menu
Orange’s incredible wealth of Vitamin C is a potent disguise for the whopping amounts of potassium it equally contains. Certainly, just one cup of orange juice could load you with as much as 473mg of potassium!
How about oranges? No less guilty. One big orange (typical of 184gram oranges) contains a hefty 333mg of potassium.
This, as you see, is not advisable for people struggling with kidney issues. The good news is that there are yummy alternatives to oranges that are nutritionally compatible with people on renal diets.
Other fruits like cranberries, apples, and grapes can deputize for orange, given their