Diet Chart for CKD Patients

Diet Chart for CKD Patients

Do you know that Diet carries half of the part in the treatment of Renal disease? A healthy diet can resolve all the health-related issues, but on the other hand, an unhealthy diet can be the cause of disease. Every patient’s diet should be prescribed by the doctors.

Yes, there are many health diseases such as liver, lungs, heart, and Renal that are affecting because of an unhealthy diet and improper lifestyle. Diet is known as a daily activity that we all do. Therefore, a healthy and proper diet for people, whether it is patients or a healthy person, plays a quite important role in their life.

In this article, we have explained the daily Diet Chart for CKD patients that include what to eat in breakfast, lunch, and dinner also about all the nutrition and minerals.

Breakfast Diet Chart for CKD Patients

Some eat a heavy breakfast that is equal to lunch, and some eat quite light and easily digestible foods in their Diet. Most people add bread, snacks, and cornflakes to their Diet. But the Diet for Renal patients should be customized and proper according to their stage and condition.


Renal patients can eat Parantha, Poha, Upma, Dalia, or Oats in breakfast because a proper Diet Chart for CKD patients is necessary, whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If a patient is non-diabetic, they can eat sweet Daliya, salted Daliya, bread, biscuits, etc.

1 Breakfast Morning drinks for Renal Patients

The morning without tea. IMPOSSIBLE! But Renal patients are not permitted to take tea.  No need to worry! Here is a solution for Renal patients.  You much have heard about Herbal-made green tea that is also known as a Renal cleanser.

1. Patients can take herbal-made green tea that includes ginger, red cloves, basil leaves, cardamom, etc.

2. Renal Patients can take lukewarm water with basil (Tusli) leaves.

3. Black tea

4. Ajwain tea

Things to avoid 
Consumption of tea and coffee is not advised to Renal patients. It may make the blood acidic. Do not consume green tea before or after a meal. Patients can take this tea between the gap of half an hour.



2. Add 1 cup of fruits 
Patients with renal disease can add 1 cup of fruits to their diet. Don’t over the intake quantity of fruit because even if you take any low potassium fruit but in over amount, that may also increase potassium levels in your body, and that can make your kidneys worsen than before. The disease requires to include fruits in the Diet, which is low in sodium and Potassium and high in nutrients and antioxidants. However, some fruits contain large amounts of Potassium, that’s why they need to take it in a limited quantity.

Fruits that should Take

1 Apple

2 Strawberry

3 Grapes

4 Musk melon

Fruits that should Avoid

1 Banana

2 Kiwi

3 Avocado

4 Dates

Things to avoid 
Avoid fruit juice because if you eat one fruit at a time, only single apple of potassium amount will consume your body. But if you drink a glass of apple juice, your body will take 4 to 5 amounts of Potassium.  That’s why all types of juices are strictly not allowed by doctors.



3. Poha

Poha is one of the lightest and easily digestible food. Poha has enough nutrients to maintain a healthy level of blood sugar that is the leading cause of renal diseases. In addition, Poha is healthy to keep your digestive system secure and healthy.

Things to avoid 

Do not add tomatoes, nuts, and other things in it, as these all things are not healthy for Renal patients.

4. Parantha

A Renal patient can take Parantha for breakfast. They can eat onion Parantha, radish Parantha, or carrot Parantha, but while cooking it, the quantity of oil and ghee or whatever they use should be less because it increases urea level in the body. Collection of urea level in the body can damage the kidney.

Things to avoid 

The patient needs to avoid potato Parantha because potato includes high potassium.

5. Dalia 

Dalia in the Diet of a person with high creatinine levels can be healthy because it does not increase creatinine levels. In addition, Dalia contains a low amount of Potassium and phosphorus, which is a beneficial point for Renal patients.

Things to avoid 

Diabetic patients need to avoid sweet Dalia.

Lunch Diet Chart for CKD Patients

Lunch means heavy food. It should contain all the nutrition that a body needs, but it should not be too heavy to digest. It should be easy digestive. Renal Patients are advised to take low potassium vegetables and salads along with Chapati.



Vegetables to eat 

Low Potassium Leafy Vegetables

 Snake Gourd
 Bitter Gourd
 Bottle Gourd
 Round gourd

Low Potassium Fruity Vegetables

 Brinjal
 Ladyfinger
 Radish
 Cucumber

Things to avoid

The patient should avoid dairy products that contain high protein. Patients should avoid chilli and salt in their meals. Apart from that, they can take green chilli without the seeds and use rock salt or Sendha Namak.

Dinner Diet Chart for CKD Patients

Patients should include foods according to their KFT report or as per their dietician/ doctor prescribed them. Patients with high Creatinine levels are advised to take a protein-free diet or a very low protein diet that can digest quickly in the body.

Protein that should be included in the Diet:

 1 bowl of Moong daal without skin with Chapati, only when the doctor prescribes it.

 2 egg whites only when the doctor prescribes it.

Important Nutrition and Minerals for Renal Patients


Every nephrologist treats their Renal failure patient according to their KFT reports. Renal patients with protein loss need to add some protein in their Diet, but if there is no protein loss, the patient needs to avoid too much protein intake. The Renal is mostly affected because of High Creatinine and Urea Levels. Every Renal failure patient has a different type of Renal disease. That’s the reason doctors treat them according to their stages and condition. The Diet chart for CKD Patients should be full of nutrients according to their body needs. If one take a less nutrition diet, that can be unhealthy for the patient’s body, but if we take a high nutrition diet, that can also be unhealthy for the patient’s body.

Protein is known as the no. 1 building block of the body. Protein helps to grow, heal the body and stay healthy, but still, there is a condition; having less protein can make patients weaker. But having too much protein can also create problems.

Patients need to ask the doctor about how much protein they can have and about the sources of protein.


Take lower-protein foods:

 Moong Daal without skin

 Egg white

 Blueberries

 Oats

Avoid higher-protein foods:

 Red meat

 Chicken

 Fish

 Eggs


Carbohydrate is a good substitute of protein. Patients can replace protein with carbohydrates because it is the easiest kind of energy for the body to use.
Carbohydrates become the last and important option when the patient is advised for a protein-free diet. If the patient is suggested for a protein-free diet, there is a Carbohydrate left that can fulfill the insufficiency of protein. Carbohydrates can give the energy that a person needs to do all daily activities. Carbohydrate is a good energy source to keep the body active, and this is what a person needs.

Do you know? There are many carbohydrates that are high in Potassium and Phosphorus, and only Health Experts can explain the source of carbohydrates that are good and sufficient for you. Still, a patient should consult with their doctor to know the number of carbohydrates needs their body.

The body needs all the minerals and nutrition to work the body properly, but here we need to take these important components according to our body intake capability.

“I don’t say to take more quantity of minerals and nutrients to stay healthy. I believe that Neither it should be less nor too much”.
– Dr. PuruDhawan

The damaged Renal may affect the level of Potassium. Having too much or too light Potassium can cause many health issues such as heart problems, muscle cramps, or weak muscle. If you are not sure about the right intake of Potassium, consult with your doctor. They will help to set a limit of Potassium.
We have mentioned the sources that a Renal patient can eat or avoid, but only a doctor can tell you the right amount of Potassium.

Take lower-potassium foods

 Apple

 Bitter Gourd

 Blueberries

 Round gourd

 Bottle Gourd

 Strawberries

 Ladyfinger

 Snake Gourd

Avoid higher-potassium foods

 Avocados

 Bananas

 Oranges

 Spinach

 Potatoes

 Tomatoes

 Sweet Potato


Sodium is as common as other minerals are. However, every mineral has its own property that works individually.  Less sodium levels can cause muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.  Too much sodium levels can cause swelling in the body, high blood pressure. This can pressure the Renal to work more than before.

Some tips

 Instead of not adding salt in the Diet, a patient can add Rock Salt but in a limited amount (Sendha Namak).

 Do not put extra salt while eating

 Do not use frozen vegetables

 Wash processed vegetables before cooking to remove added salt.

 Avoid snacks and salty-packed snacks.

Kindly Attention Here
In this article, we have mentioned the Renal -friendly Diet Chart for CKD patients. But here, we need to understand that everyone has a different body and diseases like heart disease, liver disease, and Renal disease. In addition, some have Chronic Renal Disease and some have Polycystic Renal Disease, but the
treatment of both diseases and Diet is different. So before anyone follows this Diet, we will suggest that they consult first with the doctor about which Diet or food is best for them according to their condition, type, and stage.

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