Kidney Nutrition & Dialysis Diet

Eating the right foods during your kidney care, especially if you’re on dialysis, is an important way to help keep your body well. Our kidney nutritionists will develop a nutrition plan tailored to your health and diet needs.

Dietary Tips From Our Nutritionists

If you’re having kidney trouble or are on dialysis, a nutrition plan will be key to your healthcare. At Kidney Institutes, our nutritionists will help you develop a plan tailored specifically for your needs.

A Quick Guide to Kidney-Friendly Food

A diet that’s good for your kidneys isn’t quite as limiting as you might imagine. Here are some of the kidney-friendly foods that our nutritionists may incorporate into your diet plan.


  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Red Grapes
  • Strawberries


  • Bell Peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Spinach


  • Pork Chop
  • Salmon
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Skinless Turkey Breast


  • Bagels
  • Baguettes
  • Ciabatta Bread
  • Pita Bread
  • White Bread

Limit Your Intake of These Main Nutrients


Limiting your sodium intake will help control your blood pressure and keep your body from retaining too much fluid. Use herbs and spices instead to add flavor to your food.


Kidneys that are not functioning well may have trouble getting rid of the excess water. For most dialysis patients, 32 ounces per day is the limit.


Kidneys that are not functioning well cannot remove phosphorus from the blood, and the high levels in your body can cause additional health problems.


Improperly functioning kidneys have trouble removing potassium from your blood. Some fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain bread have high potassium levels.

More Nutritional Resources

For more dietary guidelines and recipes, visit these resources:

Get Your Nutritionist-Approved Diet Plan

Our nutritionists can help you develop the right diet plan for your kidney health. Here’s where you’ll find our team:
Kidney Institute of the Desert Indio

Kidney Institute of the Desert Indio

La Quinta Kidney Center

La Quinta Kidney Center

Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center

Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center

Coachella Kidney Institute

Coachella Kidney Institute

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