Vitamin C and Kidney Disease

Vitamin C and Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease, Renal Diet, vitamins
Vitamin C and Kidney Disease Ann Haibeck, RD, LDN Renal Dietitian Vitamin C and Your Kidneys Loading up on vitamin C is a common strategy to boost the immune system and ward off illnesses such as the common cold. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can be beneficial in safe quantities, but may be harmful in large doses. For kidney patients, it’s especially important to remember that foods that are high in vitamin C can also be high in potassium. What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is critical to tissue growth and repair in our bodies. Vitamin C helps to heal wounds, form scar tissue, maintain structure of bones and teeth, and absorb iron. Signs of vitamin C deficiency,…
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Asian 5-Spice Blend and Ginger-Roasted Chicken

Asian 5-Spice Blend and Ginger-Roasted Chicken

low-salt, recipes
Asian 5-Spice Blend Ingredients  1 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons anise powder (also “star-anise”)      1 teaspoon ground black pepper  1 teaspoon ground fennel   1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Analysis for 1 teaspoon: Calories 7.4, total fat 0.3 g, saturated fat 0.03 g, monounsaturated fat 0.1 g, polyunsaturated fat 0.07 g, cholesterol 0.0 mg, calcium 19 mg, sodium 1.7 mg, phosphorus 6.7 mg, potassium 29 mg, total carbohydrates 1.4 g, dietary fiber 0.7 g, sugar 0.02 g, protein 0.3 g Ginger-Roasted Chicken 6 servings Ingredients 1/8 teaspoon Asian 5-Spice blend 1/2 teaspoon Thai/Oriental salt-free seasoning (optional, adds flavor) 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper salt-free seasoning (optional, adds flavor) 3 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 4 egg whites ¼ teaspoon sesame oil Three 8 oz.…
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Salt-free Southwest Seasoning Blend

Salt-free Southwest Seasoning Blend

Kidney Disease, low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
If you are affected by Chronic Kidney Disease, part of your renal diet may include reduced salt intake. Don't despair, you don't have to resign yourself to eating bland tasting foods.  Try this salt-free seasoning on chicken, steak, pork or fish. Then cook on the BBQ, in the oven or slow cooker without sacrificing flavour. Salt-free Southwest Seasoning Blend Ingredients ¼ cup chili powder 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons paprika Instructions Mix together all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Nutritional Value Nutrients Per (1) Teaspoon: Calories 6.2, total fat 0.2 g, saturated fat 0.03 g, monounsaturated fat 0.03 g, polyunsaturated fat 0.07 g, cholesterol  0.0 mg, calcium 6 mg, sodium 7.5 mg, phosphorus 5.2 mg, potassium 30.4 mg, total carbohydrates 1.1…
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Navigating the Nutrition Label for Phosphorus Control

Navigating the Nutrition Label for Phosphorus Control

Kidney Disease, Phosphorous, Renal Diet
  Kyle J. Lamprecht, MS, RD, CSP, CSR, CD-N Renal Dietitian What is Phosphorus? Phosphorus is the second most common mineral in the body, with approximately 85% of it stored in the bones and teeth. Phosphorus, also called phosphate, is absorbed in the small intestine and helps your body: Store and produce energy Build strong teeth and bones Maintain a normal pH balance Activate enzymes and hormones Build cell membranes Registered Dietitians and other nutrition professionals recommend that individuals with normal kidney function consume between 800-1,200 milligrams of phosphorus per day. Any extra phosphorus consumed by an individual is removed by healthy kidneys; however, people with kidney disease may start to have phosphorus build up in the blood, a condition known as hyperphosphatemia. High levels of phosphorus in the blood…
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