Get the Facts on Phosphorus Additives

Get the Facts on Phosphorus Additives

Phosphorous
by Stephanie Legin RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Get the Facts on Phosphorus Additives Food Additives What are they?  They are substances that food manufacturers add to food during processing to give them flavor, preserve taste and texture, enhance color or appearance, and increase their length of freshness.  They have revolutionized the food industry over the last several decades to accommodate the increasing demands of everyday life for fast, convenient, prepackaged/pre-prepared, shelf stable snacks, meals, and beverages.  Food manufacturers have responded to that demand and we now have thousands of convenience, additive packed items from which to choose.   What’s the Big Deal? The evolution and advancements in food technology has affected our lives greatly — but for better or worse health outcomes?  It’s these “hidden” substances that most of us don’t…
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Lemon Herbed Pasta Salad

Lemon Herbed Pasta Salad

low potassium, low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Need a kidney friendly side dish for all your grilled food this summer?  This colorful pasta salad goes great with whatever meat or poultry you are serving.   Make this low sodium, lower potassium side dish the next time you grill out or go to the next picnic! Lemon Herbed Pasta Salad Ingredients 1 pound rotini or penne pasta, cooked according to package directions 1 medium red pepper, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped ¼ cup red onion, chopped 1 medium cucumber, chopped ½ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. lemon zest ½ fresh lemon Instructions: Combine cooked pasta, peppers, red onion, and cucumber in a large bowl.In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil,…
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10 Summertime Treats and Beverages for CKD Patients

10 Summertime Treats and Beverages for CKD Patients

Renal Diet
10 Summertime Treats and Beverages for CKD Patients Marika Wamback, BSc. R.D.Registered Dietitian Summer is upon us!  The management of CKD is constant regardless of the season; however, summer can have its unique challenges. Summertime food and treats are everywhere. This can present unique challenges to managing your fluid restrictions and renal diet needs.   It can be overwhelming to keep wondering ‘what can I have?’ It can also be isolating when you feel like you can’t have something. When it’s super hot out, plain water is ok but sometimes you want something more refreshing and exciting. Try some of the ideas below to put some fun and variety in your summer and not sabotage managing your CKD. Remember, all of them count as fluids, so be sure to include…
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Basic BBQ Rub

Basic BBQ Rub

low-salt, recipes, Renal Diet
Basic BBQ Rub Grilling season is upon us!  Aside from being a quick & easy way to cook meats, grilling is a very heart healthy cooking method.  If you have kidney disease, this versatile spice mix is perfect to flavor up all kinds of meats & poultry without any salt.   Kidney Friendly Tip:  Use this spice mix when you make chili in the fall! Ingredients 1 ½ tsp. chili powder1 tsp. garlic powder½ tsp. oregano¼ tsp. ground cumin Preparation Combine all the ingredients.  Before cooking, rub and cover meat or poultry with the seasoning mixture.  Do this the night before if you want a more intense flavor. Store extra in an airtight container. Makes enough to season 2 pounds of meat.   Recipe used with permission from ARA Photo…
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