CKD Stage 3 Diet

As we know, fish is a kind of food rich in protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for our body, but Stage 3 CKD patients protein intake is limited. Can they eat fish? How much they can eat? Whats the function of protein in our body, and

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Can Patient With Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Eat Fish

2014-05-12 07:16

Can Patient With Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Eat FishAs we know, fish is a kind of food rich in protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for our body, but Stage 3 CKD patients’ protein intake is limited. Can they eat fish? How much they can eat?

What’s the function of protein in our body, and why Stage 3 CKD patients need to limit the protein intake?

General population needs 40 to 65 grams of protein each day. These protein is used for repairing tissue, making hormones, forming antibodies and enzymes, helping balance acid-base, fluid and electrolytes, and providing some of the body’s energy, so protein is necessary for our health.

What’s more, there are 20 amino acids, while nine of which is essential to our body. The nine amino acids can only be obtained through diet. Food containing all the nine amino acids is called "complete" protein, also referred to as high biological value proteins. These kinds of food are good for Stage 3 CKD patients.

But superfluous proteins will produce metabolic waste, which is filtered out by kidney. So too much protein intake will aggravate the burden of kidney. Stage 3 CKD patients must get right amount and right kind of proteins.

Is fish a kind of kidney-friendly food?

Fish contains high-quality protein with all the essential amino acids, which can be maximally used. Thus, minimum metabolic waste will produce so as to lessen the work of kidney. Some fish contains anti-inflammatory fats called omega-3 fatty acid fighting diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Fish highest in omega-3 fatty acid include albacore tuna, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout and salmon. Our experts advise to eat fish two or three times a week.

In short, fish is a kind of kidney-friendly food, but how much fish you can eat depends on your stage of kidney disease, nutrition status and body size. You can ask your renal dietitian for advice or you can consult our doctor online, if you have any question. We’re ready to help.

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