Diet is crucial for kidney disease patients. What you eat can cause, prevent, or even help alleviate pain and symptoms.
Most natural foods provide nutritional benefits, but some are considered superfoods. While there is no scientific definition of the term “superfood,” most consider it to be a food that has an unusually high amount of antioxidants, vitamins, or other nutrients.
Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are on the list of good fruit choices most Chronic Kidney Disease, and Dialysis patients can enjoy, and they are superfoods!
These three berries are tasty and nutrient-dense fruits that serve as a great source of Vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.
Blueberries: Ranked #1 among fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables in antioxidant power, blueberries are a low-calorie source of fiber and Vitamin C. They are being studied for their potential to protect against cancer and heart disease and for possible brain health benefits.
Strawberries: Strawberries may be small in size, but they are big in benefits! This delicious red fruit is a powerhouse of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. The fiber and nutrients in strawberries have been associated with heart protection and anti-cancer and anti-inflammation properties.
Raspberries: Raspberries carry an extract that could help Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis reduce inflammation in their joints. Scientists at the University of Rhode Island found that those who had consumed 120mg of raspberry extract for 30 days typically showed less inflammation and cartilage damage, as well as a slower breakdown of their bones.
Enjoy this Triple Berry recipe!
This summer, we want to make a difference for yourself or someone you love who struggles with kidney disease and enjoy this Triple Berry kidney-friendly smoothie recipe with multi-benefits.
-Ask your nephrologist and renal dietitian before preparing and consuming this recipe. Every person has different needs.-
You can also download the FREE FKP recipe book with 13 KIDNEY-FRIENDLY DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES that can be enjoyed with the whole family we created in collaboration with the Renal Dietitian, Chelsea Couceiro, RDN, LDN.
1/2 CUP STRAWBERRIES
1/4 CUP RASPBERRIES
1/4 CUP BLACKBERRIES
1/2 CUP ALMOND MILK
HANDFUL BABY SPINACH
Add to the blender the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and a handful of baby spinach.
Add to the mix the 2 cups of coconut milk or almond milk.
Blend until smooth and have a desire smoothie texture!
Serve smoothie in a glass, and garnish with some extra fresh sliced strawberries. Ready to drink!
1 serving per recipe
Calories 191 (800kJ)
Protein 4.0 g
Carbohydrates 40.9 g
Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 143 mg
Potassium 679 mg
Phosphorus ~76.6 mg
Calcium 387 mg
Fiber 12.7 g
Serving Size 613 g
Note: We have combined high oxalate foods (spinach and oranges) with high calcium foods (almond milk, yogurt, calcium-fortified orange juice) to reduce harmful effects of oxalates or reduce the absorption of oxalates.
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Really refreshing and yummy! Thank you!!