Kidney Disease and Plant Based Diet: 5 Reasons to follow a Plant-Based Diet when you have CKD

Episode 174: Kidney Disease and Plant Based Diet: 5 Reasons to follow a Plant-Based Diet when you have CKD. There has become so much discussion around kidney disease and plant based diet. However, many tend to start such a change without understanding why. When making a change in the diet, one of the ways to help make sure it sticks is to understand why a plant-based diet for kidney disease can help. Can you answer that? It goes beyond just “it’s what I was told to do,” or “it’s healthier.” Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez discusses the 5 reasons those with Chronic Kidney Disease should follow a plant-based diet.

We will discuss:
Plant-Based Diet Trends
5 reasons you should follow a plant-based diet For kidney disease
- You need more potassium
- You probably need more fiber
- Plant-based can mean better blood sugar control
- You’ll take in less saturated fats
- You’re guaranteed to get in more antioxidants
Don’t think you can go fully plant-based or vegan?
How much should I aim for if I’m still including animal proteins?

► Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's Plant-Based Diet For Kidney Disease: The Why blog

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