Nutrition for haemodialysis patients

Five Good Food Routines

Good Food Routine #1:

Be sure to get enough energy.

Good Food Routine #2: 

Control your liquids and switch from salt to herbs and spices.

Good Food Routine #3: 

Prepare your food the right way to lower its potassium content.

Good Food Routine #4: 

Actively manage your phosphate uptake.

Good Food Routine #5: 

Get your vitamins.

Yes. You do have nutritional needs that are more special than those of other people. But no, there is no need to think that you can’t enjoy good food. These pages will prove it to you, and we will give you plenty of examples and suggestions on how to eat and feel well.

It’s a very simple equation: if you eat good food, you feel good too. If you know what your body needs, you know what to eat. And if you choose the right things, life is better.

You will see a few changes in what you eat will let you enjoy your life more, and make your life with dialysis easier. All you have to do is to stick to five basic routines. These pages will help you to discover them.

You will learn about five important nutritional suggestions and examples of good food meal planning. You will find out which food contains which nutrients and what it means for your diet, and the helpful set of cards to print out and keep in your wallet will make your life easier.

If you are a diabetes patient, the suggestions on this website is also a good help in choosing what to eat and how to prepare your food. But of course your individual nutrition plan that is set up by your nutritionist or doctor is your most important guideline.

Eat right, ease life. You can do it.

Note: Always refer to your doctor regarding all nutritional decisions, these pages do not substitute professional consultation! All recommendations are based on the EBPG Guideline on nutrition. Source: Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2007), 22 [suppl. 2]: ii45 – ii87, doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfm020. Authors: Denis Fouque et al. For simplicity´s sake this website uses the terms phosphate and phosphorous interchangeably.