Never change your eating habits unless you have talked with your Nephrologist/Doctors first!! Always discuss any potential changes/ideas with your Renal Dietician.
Links for nutrional information for most foods - a good place to check for food values: Learning how to eat for dialysis health is not an easy task for many of us. So here are some really fantastic links to help make your life a bit easier.
A good program to download - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/srch/search.htm
A good search engine - http://www.nutritiondata.com/nutrient-search.html
Cook Books and Recipes and more !
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/atozitem.cfm?id=146 Living Well on Dialysis: A Cookbook for patients and their families. Downloadable recipes in PDF format ( very easy to download)
http://www.culinarykidneycooks.com/ You can order cook books and also get free pamphlets. Learn how to cook for you and your loved ones on dialysis. Great tips and tricks for renal health.
http://www.kidney-cookbook.com/ This site offers you great low salt recipes! And the cookbook was written by a kidney patient as well. Super site!
http://deliciousdecisions.org/ A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. Making heart-healthy dishes--from appetizers to desserts--that you and your whole family will love is much easier than you might think.
http://www.multi-med.com/renal/ This is the link to the order form of the Canadian cook book. Everything from apptetizers to main menu and more.
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~sorensen/learn.htm A computer program especially for Renal patients. learn about protiens and more.
http://nephron.org/nephsites/adp/index.htm/ Introduction to Renal education/health
http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12354500 Learn everything you need to know about food nutrients and more
http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/mainnat.html Nutrition Analysis Tool, this is a very cool site and it is must see. Put in foods into the tool and it will calculate your needs.
NutritionDatas Nutrition Facts:
http://www.nutritiondata.com/ This site can help you revamp your foods/diet and also help you find out what is in the foods you eat. Very helpful & educational site
Low Potassium link:
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/low_potassium/article_em.htm Very Educational Site