Tips for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients on Healthy Holidays

Most of us are tempted by food around the holidays.However, for people on special diets because of health reasons such as Chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, it can be harder to enjoy festivities while limiting foods that are less healthy.

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If you are losing weight.

You can get extra calories by adding sugar, jelly, jam, honey, or syrup to foods. You can also add healthy fats, such as canola oil, olive oil, or soft margarine. If you have diabetes, ask your dietitian how to add calories.

When planning your own party:

If you’re cooking or planning the food for a party, use renal-friendly substitutions in your recipes, such as:

Non-dairy creamer instead of milk.

Leave out salty ingredients.

Soak potatoes.

Add extra spices and herbs for more flavor.

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