Clean Eating and Renal Diets
What is clean eating?
I have been researching ways I could eat healthier and help my body to get stronger and avoid dialysis. One book I purchased at Barnes and Noble for a cheap price is called 28 Days of Clean Eating by Fall River Press. For a discount basement price of ten bucks, I’ve been pouring over it because it promises to be a way to eat healthier without going on those fad diets. But is this a fad diet?
Clean Eating Summary
Clean eating is not a new special diet on the scene. More or less clean eating is not vegan, or vegetarian in scope. It’s simply eating as close to organic foods as humanly possible. So you try to source foods that do not have a long way to travel and therefore are not hit with tons of preservatives. Another tip that I’ve seen via blogs and the internet is simply this. If something you want to eat has more than five ingredients in it, then it’s not clean eating.
Is Clean Eating viable for Renal Failure Patients
Clean Eating can be viable as long as you pay attention to the same rules as a normal renal failure diet. That means avoiding eating Tomatoes, Bananas, Potatoes, Over amounts of Dairy and Meat, sweeteners (including artificial ones and sugars), etc
Avoid mid or large amounts of the following vegetables and fruits as they are high in potassium.
4. collard greens
Next week I will try to live the next 28 Days the clean eating way.
On Monday I will start my new eating habit by going through the house and getting rid of excess sugar, sodas, processed dry foods, etc. I will treat my wife to a lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and then we will go to the store with the 1st-week grocery list and beginning to replace spices in our pantry and some of the thrown away goods for healthier goods.
Some week one food I’m looking forward to being
1. Blueberry Streusel Muffins
2. Almond butter apple sandwiches
3. Noodles and Shredded Pork
4. Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
The Ones I’m not looking forward to being
1. Chicken Quinoa Salad
2. Curried Chickpeas
3. Roasted asparagus.
And the one I’m not trying is Salmon. Sorry, I’m not a fish fan at all. Gonna take a bit before I try that! I’ll let you know how it’s going! If you want to join along on this journey email me at email@example.com and I’ll add you to a diet group!
Chef Kenny Green grew up in Denver, Colorado to two developmentally disabled parents. He always had a love of cooking sitting in his great aunt’s kitchen watching her make the best soul food. After high school, he enrolled at the Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah and studied the Culinary Arts program graduating as a certified chef with the American Association of Hotels and Restaurants. He is also a certified baker. Having kidney disease as of last year he is changing his diet to live a more fulfilled life! Welcome to the journey!