Choosing the right snacks is a vital part of any healthy and balanced diet. For people living with renal issues, the right snacks can be even more difficult to find.
For some, a vegetarian diet might seem like it would make snacking more difficult for people on a renal diet, but you might be surprised. A vegetarian renal diet can be beneficial for renal patients.
How is a vegetarian diet beneficial for renal patients?
In most cases, following a healthy plant based vegetarian diet can lower your lipid profile. This means that there is less fat in your blood, making it easier for your body to process. This is beneficial for renal patients because there is less for the kidneys to filter through. Plant based proteins have also been shown to reduce kidney damage and lower the amount of protein filtered through urine. All of this makes it easier for your kidneys to function. [Read more…]