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What foods you should avoid with polycystic kidney disease?

Polycystic kidney disease is a sort of congenital disease that passes to you from one of your parents. In this disease, 1000’s of water-filled cysts build inside or around the kidneys that can increase the size of the kidneys. These cysts can build other organs of the body like the liver and ovary. There is no permanent solution for reducing the formation of cysts in Allopath. Though, polycystic kidney disease treatment in Ayurveda has the ability to clog the formation of cysts. Ayurveda provides or offers natural herbs, a kidney-friendly diet plan, and yogic science to cure the disease of its roots.

Yes, a kidney-friendly diet plan is necessary for a kidney patient, especially for PKD patients because in this diet every wanted nutrient is available in the sufficient amount. In this blog, you will read about what foods you should avoid with polycystic kidney disease.

These are some of the nutrients that a person with polycystic kidney disease or any other kidney disease should avoid eating.

What foods you should avoid with polycystic kidney disease?

1. Stop eating protein –

Foods you eat are the major source of waste products like protein. Therefore, if you are suffering from a kidney disease like PKD, then your doctor may recommend you to follow a low protein diet chart. Protein is a kind of nutrient that is essential to maintain healthy bones and muscles. Though, a person with high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, and kidney disease cannot eat high protein food items because this may put pressure on their kidneys. Despite all of this, a PKD patient should consult a healthcare provider or dietician about the quantity of protein they can consume per day.

Name of food Serving size Protein (g)
Pinto Beans, cooked 1/2 cup 11
Adzuki Beans, cooked 1/2 cup 9
Lentils, cooked 1/2 cup 9
Edamame, cooked 1/2 cup 9
Black Beans, cooked 1/2 cup 8
Red Kidney Beans, cooked 1/2 cup 8
Chickpeas, cooked 1/2 cup 7
Black-eyed Beans, cooked 1/2 cup 7
Wheat Berries, cooked 1/2 cup 6
Kamut, cooked 1/2 cup 6
Lima Beans, cooked 1/2 cup 6
Quinoa, cooked 1/2 cup 3
Peas, green, cooked 1/2 cup 4
Spinach, cooked 1/2 cup 3
Soy nuts 1 oz 12
Pumpkin seeds 1 oz 9
Peanuts 1 oz 7
Peanut butter 1 Tbsp 7
Almonds 1 oz 6
Pistachios 1 oz 6
Flax seeds 1 oz 6
Chia seeds 1 oz 5
Walnuts 1 oz 4
Cashews 1 oz 4
Chicken, skinless 3 oz 28
Steak 3 oz 26
Turkey, roasted 3 oz 25
Lamp 3 oz 23
Pork 3 oz 22
Ham 3 oz 14
Egg, large 1 egg 6
Salmon 3 oz 22
Tuna 3 oz 22
Shrimp 3 oz 20
Lobster 3 oz 16
Scallops 3 oz 14
French fries 4 oz 4
Sweet potatoes 4 oz 1.6
Lentils 4 oz 9
Peanuts 4 oz 24
Bread 4 oz 11
Crackers 4 oz 7.5
Green vegetables 4 oz 0.3-3
Black beans 4 oz 9
Chicken egg 4 oz 14
Cow milk 4 oz 7
Almond milk 4 oz 1
Beef (steak) 4 oz 30-40
Beef (ground) 4 oz 25
Corned beef 4 oz 17
Lamb 4 oz 21-50
Chicken 4 oz 27
Fish 4 oz 20
Mock meat (cooked veggie) 4 oz 19-29
Gamalost 4 oz 54
Pamesan 4 oz 40.79
Gruyere 4 oz 29.8
Cheddar (traditional) 4 oz 27.2
Cheddar (processed) 4 oz 24.6
Camembert 4 oz 19.8
Feta 4 oz 14.7
Ricotta 4 oz 11.39

2. Stop eating salt –

Most of the people think that high blood pressure in PKD is caused due to salt intake. Regardless, salt should be avoided in excessive amounts as it may increase the level of blood pressure. Yes, polycystic kidney disease is an inborn disease, but high blood pressure can put pressure on the diseased kidneys. This is why it is vital to avoid adding salt to your food. Instead of salt, a PKD patient can use salt-free spices like pepper, cinnamon, and cumin, herbs like cilantro, and dill. Along with that, a PKD patient can opt for polycystic kidney disease treatment in Ayurveda.

3. Stop eating potassium –

Potassium is the nutrient that is essential to maintain healthy muscles and nerve functions in the body. Potassium is found in the food items like legumes, whole grains, green vegetables, fruits, potatoes, meats, milk, and yogurt. Though, the consumption of potassium is not healthy for a polycystic kidney disease patient as it can pressurize the kidneys. It is vital for kidney patients to consult his dietician about the things they cannot eat which are high in potassium.

Food Serving Size Potassium (mg)
Bananas, raw 1 medium 425
Cantaloupe, raw 1/2 cup 215
Figs, dried 2 each 260
Kiwi, raw 1 medium 240
Mango, raw 1 each 325
Nectarine, raw 1 each 275
Oranges, raw 1 each 240
Orange juice 1/2 cup 235
Pomegranate, raw 1 whole 400
Raisans 1/4 cup 270
Apples, raw/uncooked 1 each 150
Applesauce 1/2 cup 90
Apple juice 1/2 cup 90
Blackberries, raw or canned 1/2 cup 115
Blueberries, raw or canned 1/2 cup 60
Canned fruit cocktail 1/2 cup 97
Cherries, raw or canned 10 each 150
Cranberry juice cocktail 1/2 cup 20
Grapes, raw 1/2 cup 155
Grape juice 1/2 cup 170
Lemons and limes, raw 1 each 80
Mandarin oranges, canned 1/2 cup 99
Peaches, raw 1 each 185
Pineapple juice 1/2 cup 165
Plums, raw 1 each 105
Raspberries, raw 1/2 cup 90
Strawberries, raw or canned 1/2 cup 125
Tangerines, raw 1 each 140
Watermelon, raw 1/2 cup 85
Artichoke, cooked 1 medium 345
Avocado, raw 1/4 each 245
Bok choy, cooked 1/2 cup 316
Greens, beet, cooked 1/2 cup 655
Pumpkin, canned 1/2 cup 250
Spinach, cooked 1/2 cup 420
Sweet potatoes, baked with skin 1/2 cup 450
Tomatoes, raw 1 medium 290
Tomato juice 1/2 cup 275
White potatoes, baked with skin 1 medium 925
White potatoes, boiled 1/2 cup 255
White potatoes, mashed 1/2 cup 330
Winter squash, cooked 1/2 cup 250
Zucchini, cooked 1/2 cup 220
Asparagus, small spears, cooked 1/2 cup or 6 spears 155
Cabbage, cooked 1/2 cup 150
Carrots, cooked or raw 1/2 cup 180
Cauliflower, raw 1/2 cup 150
Celery, raw 1/2 cup 155
Corn, cooked 1/2 cup or 1 ear 195
Eggplant, cooked 1/2 cup 60
Green beans, cooked 1/2 cup 90
Lettuce, all types, raw 1 cup 100
Okra, cooked 1/2 cup 110
Onions, raw 1/2 cup 120
Peas, green, frozen 1/2 cup 90
Peppers, green/red 1/2 cup 130-160
Radishes, raw 1/2 cup 135
Turnips, cooked 1/2 cup 140

Following are the food items that a PKD patient should avoid eating –

  • Fried foods
  • Fruits –mango, banana, grapes, custard apple, litchi, orange
  • Vegetable- sweet potato, cabbage, cauliflower broccoli, lady finger, tomato, lemon, and green leafy vegetables.
  • Processed and packaged food items
  • Sweet, sugar, honey, jam, jellies, glucose
  • Fruit juices and beverages-cola, Pepsi, and carbonated drinks
  • Dry fruits and nuts, raisins, cashew nuts, dates, figs.
  • No whole milk, ice cream, mayonnaise, cheese, butter, ghee, and dalda
  • Refined cereals and its products- maida, pasta, white bread
  • Bakery products-cakes, pastries, cookies.
  • Fruits-apple, guava, pear, and papaya.

Following are the food items that a PKD patient should eat –

  • Vegetables- gourd, ridge gourd, Indian squash, pointed gourd, and green pumpkin (Consume on daily basis).
  • Boiled potato, carrot, capsicum, and bitter gourd (one time in 10 days)
  • Paneer/egg white/soya (once in a week).
  • Double toned milk, olive oil, mustard oil, rice bran oil.
  • Water intake must be 1-1.5 liter per day only.

Some vital guidelines a PKD patient should follow.

  • Drink approx: 1 liter – 1.5 liters water per day.
  • Fix a time for lunch & dinner.
  • Avoid consuming any raw vegetables.
  • Avoid eating any vegetable with seeds.
  • Use Boil vegetable for cooking.
  • Use Rock salt (3-4 gm per day).
  • Use olive/mustard/ rice bran oil (1-3 teaspoon per day).
  • Use more of steel utensils for cooking.

Along with a healthy diet plan, vital guidelines, a PKD patient needs the right treatment like polycystic kidney disease treatment in Ayurveda to cure the disease of its roots.

Disclaimer:- The purpose of the content on this page is not to substitute any professional medical advice but to only provide information to the reader. If the reader is a kidney patient, we recommend not making any diet or routine changes without consulting his/her doctor or dietitian. For appointments, call at our 24×7 helpline: +91-9871712050 or visit www.karmaayurvedahospital.com

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