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Diabetes and Kidney friendly recipes

Last Updated : Apr 13,2018

Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot make insulin or cannot utilize the insulin in the body. This leads to raised blood sugar levels which in the long run affects the blood vessels. When the blood vessels of the kidneys are affected, its functioning is hindered. The kidney may not be able to filter protein and hence it will be found in the urine. Also other waste material will build up in your blood. You might experience water retention due to excess salt in your blood. At this stage keeping blood sugar in control along with keeping your kidneys healthy should be focused through medication and diet.

Carbohydrate monitoring is of prime importance to keep a check on blood sugar levels. Protein has to be consumed in restricted quantities to avoid excess load on the kidney. Fruits and veggies have to be low on sodium, potassium and phosphorus count should be preferred. Salt has to consumed in restricted quantities to avoid fluid retention in your body. Since these diets are quite individualized depending on the intensity of blood sugar levels and kidney health, your doctor (endocrinologist and / or nephrologist) along with your dietitian are your best guide.

Though diabetics are usually recommended to have whole grains and cereals, those with kidney complications are often recommended to restrict its intake as they are a high source of phosphorus and potassium. Prefer white bread over whole wheat bread. However barley and bulgur wheat are a healthier choice. Avoid the rice and oats completely. But it’s best to work it out with their dietitian who will plan the carbs depending on your blood nutrient profile.

Some of the best options in veggies are Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Zucchini, Capsicum, Celery, Cucumber, Ladies Finger, Carrot, and Eggplant. The starchy veggies like potato, Sweet Potato, yam, Purple Yam, Sweet Corn are best avoided. Amongst the fruits prefer apple, Cherries, Pear, Peaches and Grapefruit.

Protein has to be consumed in moderate amounts so balance between the intake of dairy products and pulses. Prefer low fat milk and low fat curds avoid the cheese completely. Avoid the nuts and chocolate along with baking powder, baking soda and ready to eat foods.

We have listed a few recipes like One Meal Soup , Mixed Vegetable Thoran , Bulgur Wheat Pongal etc. in this section to help you sail through this condition. The salt content in each of these recipes should be modified as per the permissible limit suggested to you.

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Recipe# 42347
03 Jan 18

by Tarla Dalal
Armed with recipes like these, you can ensure a healthy and tasty breakfast without sweating in the kitchen. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and let them sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, when the oats, berries and almond milk have become acquainted with each other, ....
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Recipe# 40446
24 May 18

by Tarla Dalal
Reducing salt intake is very easy. You just need to top up on other flavourful and aromatic ingredients and you will barely notice the missing salt. Not only that, you also need to understand that a low-sodium diet does not mean just salt – you need to also reduce other high-sodium ingredients. ....
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Recipe# 22312
14 Aug 17

by Tarla Dalal
A nourishing soup that does wonders for the heart! The One Meal Soup brims with the goodness of vegetables and moong dal, and provides you with a good amount of fibre and protein. It is also a wonderful source of vitamin C , a ....
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Recipe# 42008
18 Aug 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Next only to Idli and Dosa, Pongal is amongst the most popular breakfast recipes in South India. Usually made of rice and moong dal, cooked and spiced up with pepper and cumin seeds, Pongal is quite sumptuous and ensures that you don’t get hungry till lunch time! We have made this popular re ....
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Recipe# 41654
05 Apr 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Thoran is an all-time favourite Keralite vegetable preparation. It is a simple but flavour-packed method of tempering veggies with red chillies and garlic, and seasoning it with crushed cumin seeds. A dash of red chilli powder adds a touch of spice to this peppy dish. Do not miss out on the garli ....
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Recipe# 3495
13 Apr 18

by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious bajra and methi rotis stuffed with delicately spiced mixture of paneer and tomatoes. Both bajra and methi are iron rich with a wealth of fibre too. Paneer is a rich source of protein and calcium. Preferably, use fresh home-made paneer made with low calorie milk. If you wish, do no ....
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