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|
|Peanut butter||1 Tbsp||7|
|Flax seeds||1 oz||6|
|Chia seeds||1 oz||5|
|Chicken, skinless||3 oz||28|
|Turkey, roasted||3 oz||25|
|Egg, large||1 egg||6|
|French fries||4 oz||4|
|Sweet potatoes||4 oz||1.6|
|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|
|Mock meat (cooked veggie)||4 oz||19-29|
|Cheddar (traditional)||4 oz||27.2|
|Cheddar (processed)||4 oz||24.6|
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|
|Apples, raw/uncooked||1 each||150|
|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.