10 Foods to Avoid with Kidney Disease and Diabetes

High-Sodium Foods: Excessive sodium can lead to fluid retention and high blood pressure, which is harmful to both the kidneys and diabetes management. Avoid processed foods, canned soups, salty snacks, and fast food.

High-Potassium Foods: Kidney disease can lead to potassium buildup in the blood, which can be dangerous for those with kidney issues. Limit potassium-rich foods like bananas, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes, and certain beans.

Phosphorus-Rich Foods: Foods high in phosphorus can be problematic for kidney health. Limit intake of dairy products, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and certain processed foods containing phosphorus additives.

Processed Meats: Avoid processed meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and deli meats, which are high in sodium and may contain phosphorus additives.

High-Sugar Foods: Control blood sugar levels by limiting sugary foods and beverages like candy, sugary cereals, desserts, and sweetened drinks.

High-Protein Foods: Excessive protein intake can strain the kidneys. Avoid large portions of protein-rich foods like red meat, poultry, and fish.

Artificial Sweeteners: Some artificial sweeteners like saccharin and aspartame can accumulate in the body and may be harmful to kidney function.

High-Fat Foods: Limit saturated and trans fats found in fried foods, processed snacks, and fatty cuts of meat, as they can contribute to heart disease and kidney damage.

Alcoholic Beverages: Alcohol can interfere with blood sugar control and is also taxing on the kidneys. Limit or avoid alcohol consumption.

Certain Fruits and Vegetables: While fruits and vegetables are generally healthy, some may be high in potassium or phosphorus. Consult with a dietitian to determine which fruits and vegetables are safe to consume in moderation.

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