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Menu for Dialysis Patients

2015-03-16 02:35

Menu for Dialysis PatientsDialysis may be a long and painful process for Kidney Failure patients. Maintaining a good diet is helpful for preventing some symptoms. This article is a general guidance about menu for dialysis patients. Any questions, please email to

Diet restrictions for dialysis patients

Damaged kidneys fail to regulate water and minerals and remove wastes, dialysis patients require specific nutritional considerations, including increased protein, and limiting sodium, potassium and phosphorous intake.

Menu for dialysis patients

● Add high-quality to each meal

People with dialysis require increase protein to ensure the body’s meet with calories. Individual on dialysis should consume eight to ten ounces of high-protein foods every day. One ounce of protein is equivalent to one egg, 1/4 cup pf tuna, 1/4 quarter cup of ricotta cheese, or one slice of low-sodium lunch meat. You can meet this protein requirement by adding a 3-ounce serving of protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

● Choose foods low in potassium and phosphorous

Foods high in potassium that you should avoid include artichoke, collard greens, carrots, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, yams, bananas, oranges, avocados, cantaloupe and pears.

Foods high in phosphorous: whole-grains, whole-wheat bread, brancereal and brown rice. Good carbohydrate sources for dialysis patients include one slice of white bread, 1/2 of a hamburger bun, 1/2 cup of cooked white rice, 1 cup of cold cereal, four unsalted crackers and 1 and 1/2 cups of unsalted popcorn. dairy foods -- such as milk, yogurt and cheese -- are also high in phosphorus, and should be eaten in moderation, if on dialysis. It is important to limit dairy intake to 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of yogurt or 1 ounce of cheese per day.

● Reduce sodium

Dialysis patients should also avoid foods high in sodium, such as processed meat (bacon, beef jerky, canned meats, sausage), canned soups or broth and packaged snack foods such as crackers and chips.

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