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Diet Chart for Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease or Mutravikara upadrava/ prameha upadrava is a condition of abnormal functioning of the kidneys. Usually, kidneys filter wastes and excess waste material from the body which further get excreted via urine. But in the condition of chronic kidney disease, the kidney becomes incapable of filtering the waste and excess fluid from the body and accumulation of fluid begins in the body parts. The signs and symptoms of Chronic kidney disease develop over time and include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, disturbed sleep, swelling in ankles and feet, accumulation of fluid in the body, hypertension, shortness of breath, pain in chest and decreased mental sharpness.


In Ayurveda, Chronic kidney disease or Mutravikara upadrava/ prameha upadrava is developed due to vitiation of Vata Dosha. Diabetes and High blood pressure are also the most common causes of chronic kidney disease.

Diet for Chronic Kidney Disease

To treat chronic kidney disease effectively, Ayurveda recommends a combination of healthy diet (Ahaar) with the use of medicines. In this segment, you will get to know about the diet plan which should be followed by the patient of chronic kidney disease and the foods which are good and bad for your health while suffering from Chronic kidney disease.

Early morning – Herbal tea (Prepared from Cumin, Coriander and Fennel)

Breakfast – Veg Sewian (Vermicelli)/ Veg Upma (Semolina)/ Veg Dalia (Porridge)/ Veg Poha (Rice flakes)/ Stuffed Chapatti/ Chapatti with Vegetable/ 2 eggs whites

Mid-morning – One steamed apple

Lunch – Boiled rice/ Sago halwa/ Veg khichdi/ Veg Dalia/ Chapatti with Vegetable or Dal

Evening – Herbal tea/ homemade soup

Dinner – Veg Khichdi/ Boiled rice/ Plain Chapatti with Vegetable or Dal



✔️ Cereals: Vermicelli, Semolina, White rice, Whole grains

❌ Buckwheat, Brown rice, White refined flour

✔️ Fruits: Pear, Guava, Papaya, Apple

❌ Kiwi, Litchi, Coconut, Banana, Jackfruit, Watermelon, Figs, Apricot, Avocado, All citrus fruits like orange, Lemon, etc All canned and packaged fruits and fruits with seeds

✔️ Vegetables: Broccoli, Lettuce, Ginger, Radish, Onion, Winter squash, Cauliflower, Boiled potatoes, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Bottle gourd, Peas, Turnip, Cabbage, Okra, Carrot, Peppermint leaves

❌ All green leafy vegetables, Tomato, Taro roots, Eggplant, Lotus stem, Cucumber, Mushroom, Swiss chard, Sweet potato, Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Spinach, Garlic, Raw salad, Coconut and All frozen vegetables

✔️ Pulses: Green gram, Split chickpeas, Split pigeon peas, Orange lentils and Yellow lentils

❌ Soybean, Bengal gram, Nutri-nuggets, Kidney beans, White chickpeas, Black gram dal, Roasted chickpeas, Horse gram, dried and frozen pulses

✔️ Dairy Products: Low-fat milk (occasionally)

❌ Cream cheese, Full fat yogurt, Cottage cheese, Curd, Butter, Condensed milk, Whole milk and cream

✔️ Oils: Rice bran oil, Mustard oil, Olive oil and Cow ghee

❌ Coconut oil, Soybean oil, Palm oil and Hydrogenated oil

✔️ Spices: Rock salt, Carmon, Cumin, Black pepper, Cardamom, Turmeric, Coriander, Fennel, Oregano and Cinnamon

❌ Green chillies, Red chillies and excessive salt

✔️ Drinks: Herbal tea, Green tea, Homemade vegetable soup

❌ Alcohol, Caffeinated and Carbonated drinks, Packaged and Canned fruit juices, Tea, Coconut water and Soya milk

✔️ Flesh foods: Eggs (white portion only)

❌ Fried or processed meats, Ham, Lamb, Pork, Lean, Crab, Lobster, Prawns, Mutton, Red meat, Goose, Duck, Hot dogs, Egg yolk, Turkey, Organ part such as Chest, Kidney and Liver

✔️ Dry fruits and seeds: Soaked almonds, Soaked dates

❌ Sunflower seed, Dried Apricot, Figs, Prunes, Raisins, Peanuts, Pistachio, Cashew nuts, Pumpkin seeds and Flax seeds

✔️ Other foods: Homemade only

❌ All bakery and processed foods, Coconut bar, Butterscotch, Ice-cream, Deep fried foods, Junk foods, Pickles, Chutneys, Too salty and spicy foods

✔️ Sweeteners: Honey and Jaggery

❌ Jams, Refined sugar and Fruit jellies

Doctor Tips

  1. Go for a walk for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Avoid skipping meals, especially breakfast.
  3. Do regular exercise for at least 45 minutes daily.
  4. Take 5 soaked almonds daily.

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At Life Aveda, we provide personalized diet consultation. In this, a doctor discusses the medical history of patients, do the root analysis on causes. After the deep analysis, doctor suggest a diet chart for kidney disease  as per their needs and requirement. To book a Consultation call on us at +91 7743002520 or click on the button to schedule an appointment with our expert doctors.

NOTE – These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in chronic kidney disease.

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About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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