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Bread for Kidney Disease Patient

Q: I was diagnosed with kidney disease last month and my doctor gave me a avoided food list which includes wheat and oat bran, whole wheat. And i wondered what kind of bread is for kidney disease patient?

bread,kidney diseaseA: thank you for your inquiry. Breads can be a source of confusion for Kidney Disease patients. According to the avoided food list that your doctor recommended for you, you are on a low-phosphorus diet.

When your kidneys are diseased, they cannot function well enough to remove the excessive phosphorus, causing high phosphorus levels. As most phosphorus resource is from foods, kidney disease patients need to take a low-phosphorus diet to reduce the workload of damaged kidneys.

What is the recommended bread for kidney disease patient?

Compared with whole grains bread, white bread is suggested for it contains less phosphorus and potassium. The more bran and whole grains in bread, the greater the potassium and phosphorus content (and higher fiber content).

As for the wheat bread, if it does not contain whole grain, it is okay for most kidney disease patients. Whole grain bread is a high-phosphorus food. Your physician may recommend avoiding all whole-grain foods or limiting them to smaller portion sizes like a 1/2 slice of bread.

If you must avoid whole-grain bread in your diet, you may wish to explore other dietary options. Low-phosphorus grain alternatives include white breads, bagels, dinner rolls, English muffins and croissants.

All your food choice should be on the basis of your medical conditions. Even the white bread, sometimes, may be not a good choice, as it may come from different brand or different bakery and confectionery. Whether you favorite bread brand is ok to your kidney problem? Leave your message below. We are glad to help you find the answer!

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