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PRAL and Kidney Disease: Renal Acid Load Impacts the Kidneys

What is PRAL? PRAL stands for “Protein Renal Acid Load” or “Potential Renal Acid Load”, both mean the same thing. Each food we eat has a PRAL score that determines how the food will impact the acid balance in the body; each food is either acidic or basic (aka “alkali”). The higher the PRAL value …

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Going Nuts over Nuts with CKD

Nuts have gotten some bad press when it comes to Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Nuts are a great source of unsaturated and heart-healthy fats. The National Institute of Health even recognizes they can be part of a healthy kidney diet. Yes, some are high in potassium, …

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All Things Grains

Whole Grains, Enriched Grains, Sprouted Grains! What grains are safe for kidney disease? Grains are an important part of the diet. They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. But it can be confusing to know which grains to choose, especially if you have CKD, diabetes or both! Today we are going to demystify all things …

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