Ok, so in nutrition, I was taught that a high protein diet can be harmful to kidneys. However, in patients on a "Renal Diet" who are on dialysis at the hospital I am assigned for clinical rotations, patients must eat lots of high quality protein, and it is a HIGH PROTEIN DIET.
I have read information that suggests patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to eat a LOW PROTEIN DIET, and I have read information that CKD patients eat a HIGH PROTEIN DIET. So I am confused! Which is it?
- I am only referring to quality protein (lean meats, fish, poultry, and eggs). I know that processed meat, and red meat should not be consumed as they have lots of by products that can not be filtered out in CKD patients.
- I am NOT referring to KETO, or Atkins. I am talking about a balanced renal diet. Not weight loss fad diets.