Renal Diet Foods: Healthy Low Sodium Snacks for people with Chronic Kidney Disease

Episode 200: Renal Diet Foods: Healthy Low Sodium Snacks for people with Chronic Kidney Disease. Managing your sodium intake is an important part of looking after your health, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Picking foods and snacks low in salt is the best step in managing your sodium. Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez from Plant Powered Kidneys shares her best low sodium snacks for kidney patients.

Jen Hernandez will cover:
What is Sodium?
Sodium versus Salt
Importance of Sodium
Where does sodium come from?
How much sodium is in table salt?
How much sodium is allowed on a renal diet?
What are the risks of eating too much sodium if I have kidney disease?
Low sodium snacks
Fruit or Veggies with Dip
Crunchy, Savory Snacks
Sweet Snacks
Why should I choose low sodium snacks and foods?
What does low sodium mean on a food label?
What does reduced sodium mean?
When should I choose reduced sodium?
What is the difference between low sodium, reduced sodium, and “no salt added”?
Does low sodium mean no flavor?
How to cut back on sodium
What about salt substitutes for kidney patients?
No sodium snacks
Low sodium snacks and kidney disease
Why are snacks important for the renal diet?
What if I need to limit potassium and sodium?
What if I need low phosphorus and low sodium snacks?
Where can I find kidney-friendly, low sodium snacks?

⭐ Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's "19+ Low Sodium Snacks For Kidney Disease" blog

Plant-Powered Kidneys Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes 🥗.


Jen Hernandez and the other renal dietitians of Plant-Powered Kidneys help those with kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet 🥑 ! Jen's kidney warriors spend less time stressing over the "right" foods to eat 😓 and more time saving their kidney function and loving life 🙌 !

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