proteinProtein is important for your body. It helps your body repair muscles and fight disease. Protein comes mostly from non vegetarian diet. Kidney patients need to limit the amount of protein they eat so that the kidneys have less work to do. Protein intake should be sufficient to prevent tissue protein catabolism at the same time not too excess so as to lead to uremia. Protein provided should be of high biological value. Some of the protein rich foods may also contain a lot of phosphorus, which needs to be controlled. Hence, with the advice of the dietician the right amount of each protein source can be planned for good health and strength. However, patients on dialysis require higher amount of protein in their diet. Protein rich foods that could be incorporated in the diet are:

High Biological Value Protein
Egg white
Soya milk
Low fat milk
Skimmed milk powder
Low Biological Value Protein



Legumes & nuts
Excess protein turn into a waste product called urea that your kidneys get rid off. Have adequate protein for nourishment and prevent too much urea.
Consume high biological value protein.
Protein from plant sources such as cereals, pulses, vegetables are low biological value protein. To make diet of more good quality protein, combination of low biological foods can be done, like cereal with pulses (e.g. khichadi, idli)

Ask your nutritionist how much protein is enough.