DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. The Vegetarian Diet and Chronic Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/the-vegetarian-diet-and-chronic-kidney-disease/a/5346

Following a kidney diet may be a challenge for many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) – but what if you are a vegetarian who suddenly needs to follow a kidney-friendly meal plan? DaVita renal dietitian Chhaya Patel explains how people with CKD can follow a vegetarian diet. She provides tips for adequate calorie intake, focusing on proper amounts of protein and keeping kidney health in mind.