Can You Have Canned Tuna on a Renal Diet?

Many people enjoy a can of tuna as a high-protein lunch or snack option. It’s easy to prepare, since you just open the can and toss the fish between a couple slices of bread.

However, is canned tuna safe for your renal diet? Let's find out!

For dialysis patients, tuna is a great choice for the protein they need since some is lost during the dialysis process.

Tuna is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to help decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Since sodium helps to retain fluid and make it harder on your kidneys, you must limit your intake and stay within renal diet guidelines.

To combat this, many brands offer a “low-sodium” or “no salt added” variety of their canned tuna products.

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