Diet Chart for Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by Zoravar Singh on August 8th, 2022

Chronic kidney disease or Mutravikara upadrava/ prameha upadrava is a condition of abnormal functioning of the kidneys. Usually, kidneys filter wastes and excess waste material from the body which further get excreted via urine. But in the condition of chronic kidney disease, the kidney becomes incapable of filtering the waste and excess fluid from the body and accumulation of fluid begins in the body parts. The signs and symptoms of Chronic kidney disease develop over time and include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, disturbed sleep, swelling in ankles and feet, accumulation of fluid in the body, hypertension, shortness of breath, pain in chest and decreased mental sharpness.


In Ayurveda, Chronic kidney disease or Mutravikara upadrava/ prameha upadrava is developed due to vitiation of Vata Dosha. Diabetes and High blood pressure are also the most common causes of chronic kidney disease.

Diet for Chronic Kidney Disease

To treat chronic kidney disease effectively, Ayurveda recommends a combination of healthy diet (Ahaar) with the use of medicines. In this segment, you will get to know about the diet plan which should be followed by the patient of chronic kidney disease and the foods which are good and bad for your health while suffering from Chronic kidney disease.

Early morning – Herbal tea (Prepared from Cumin, Coriander and Fennel)

Breakfast – Veg Sewian (Vermicelli)/ Veg Upma (Semolina)/ Veg Dalia (Porridge)/ Veg Poha (Rice flakes)/ Stuffed Chapatti/ Chapatti with Vegetable/ 2 eggs whites

Mid-morning – One steamed apple

Lunch – Boiled rice/ Sago halwa/ Veg khichdi/ Veg Dalia/ Chapatti with Vegetable or Dal

Evening – Herbal tea/ homemade soup

Dinner – Veg Khichdi/ Boiled rice/ Plain Chapatti with Vegetable or Dal

All bakery and processed foods, Coconut bar, Butterscotch, Ice-cream, Deep fried foods, Junk foods, Pickles, Chutneys, Too salty and spicy foods
Jams, Refined sugar and Fruit jellies
Sunflower seed, Dried Apricot, Figs, Prunes, Raisins, Peanuts, Pistachio, Cashew nuts, Pumpkin seeds and Flax seeds
Fried or processed meats, Ham, Lamb, Pork, Lean, Crab, Lobster, Prawns, Mutton, Red meat, Goose, Duck, Hot dogs, Egg yolk, Turkey, Organ part such as Chest, Kidney and Liver
Green chillies, Red chillies and excessive salt
Alcohol, Caffeinated and Carbonated drinks, Packaged and Canned fruit juices, Tea, Coconut water and Soya milk
Coconut oil, Soybean oil, Palm oil and Hydrogenated oil
Cream cheese, Full fat yogurt, Cottage cheese, Curd, Butter, Condensed milk, Whole milk and cream
Soybean, Bengal gram, Nutri-nuggets, Kidney beans, White chickpeas, Black gram dal, Roasted chickpeas, Horse gram, dried and frozen pulses
All green leafy vegetables, Tomato, Taro roots, Eggplant, Lotus stem, Cucumber, Mushroom, Swiss chard, Sweet potato, Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Spinach, Garlic, Raw salad, Coconut and All frozen vegetables
Kiwi, Litchi, Coconut, Banana, Jackfruit, Watermelon, Figs, Apricot, Avocado, All citrus fruits like orange, Lemon, etc All canned and packaged fruits and fruits with seeds
Buckwheat, Brown rice, White refined flour

Cereals: Vermicelli, Semolina, White rice, Whole grains
Fruits: Pear, Guava, Papaya, Apple
Vegetables: Broccoli, Lettuce, Ginger, Radish, Onion, Winter squash, Cauliflower, Boiled potatoes, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Bottle gourd, Peas, Turnip, Cabbage, Okra, Carrot, Peppermint leaves
Pulses: Green gram, Split chickpeas, Split pigeon peas, Orange lentils and Yellow lentils
Dairy Products: Low-fat milk (occasionally)
Oils: Rice bran oil, Mustard oil, Olive oil and Cow ghee
Spices: Rock salt, Carmon, Cumin, Black pepper, Cardamom, Turmeric, Coriander, Fennel, Oregano and Cinnamon
Drinks: Herbal tea, Green tea, Homemade vegetable soup
Flesh foods: Eggs (white portion only)
Dry fruits and seeds: Soaked almonds, Soaked dates
Other foods: Homemade only
Sweeteners: Honey and Jaggery

Doctor Tips

  1. Go for a walk for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Avoid skipping meals, especially breakfast.
  3. Do regular exercise for at least 45 minutes daily.
  4. Take 5 soaked almonds daily.

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