Category: Kidney Disease

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

Just like eggs, soy has a long history of being known as “good” or “bad” with different headlines coming out once every few years. A controversy like this can be confusing on whether or not soybean products have a good nutritional value and if you should be avoiding them. Even more so when you aren’t […]

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More 2 wedges of napa cabbage that is roasted and topped with dijon mustard sauce, sesame seeds, and scallions

Napa cabbage, or Chinese cabbage, is a leafy green vegetable that has been a longtime staple in Asian cuisine. Unlike the typical round and dense American variety, it has a longer, oblong shape with thicker ribs and more delicate greens. This makes for a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be enjoyed raw […]

World Kidney Day 2024: Kidney Health for All

World Kidney Day 2024: Kidney Health for All

World Kidney Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March each year, which falls on March 14, 2024. It is a global initiative that “aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide”.  […]

Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables: Part 2

Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables: Part 2

Welcome back to part two of the Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables series! There are eight more Asian kidney friendly vegetables to review. Here we will go over how they taste, how to use it, and their nutrition.  Find the first Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables in part one. 1. Carrots 紅蘿蔔 While carrots are […]

Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables

Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables

We all know that a balanced diet should include vegetables, but things can get a little complicated when it comes to living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). With so much “eat this, not that” messaging out in the world, it’s hard not to take it all personally. Cooking with Asian kidney friendly vegetables and incorporating them […]

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys?

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys? peanut sauce topped with crushed peanuts on a blue background

When living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), it can sometimes feel like the list of foods you’re told to avoid is never-ending. Peanuts and peanut butter are often no exception to this list, which prompts the question: are peanuts bad for kidneys? Peanuts Nutrition Generally speaking, peanuts and peanut butter are a great source of […]

Heart Healthy Fats For Kidney Disease

Heart Healthy Fats For Kidney Disease Olive oil in a jar

February is National Heart Month! Let’s talk about all how to choose healthy fat for kidney and cardiovascular disease! In the 1960s, the low-fat trend took the country by storm and was often promoted by physicians to patients with heart disease. So, why are we talking about eating fat for kidney disease? I thought fat […]

Chronic Disease Prevention: Physical Activity

Chronic Disease Prevention: Physical Activity

If you have a chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, exercise can help manage your symptoms. If you are not regularly exercising, getting started can be the hardest part. Remember, along with your diet and medications, regular physical activity is essential to managing your chronic disease. Exercise can help you […]

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