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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What Bread Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat

2015-03-06 02:02

What Bread Can Kidney Disease Patients EatBread is certainly the concern of kidney disease patients who are on dialysis or CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) non-dialysis but require phosphorous restriction. What kind of bread can kidney disease patients eat? How much can they take?

Choose breads with less phosphorous

Choose refined grans, including white bread, crackers, cereals, rice and pasta, instead of whole grains.

Refined bread (made from wheat flour) is generally low in phosphorous and potassium. The more bran and who grains in bread, the greater the potassium and phosphorous content. A soft wheat bread that does not contain whole grain is acceptable for most kidney diets.


Except for phosphorous and potassium, sodium is also one of the diet restriction for kidney disease patients. Both refined and whole grain bread provide a significant amount of sodium, around 130 mg or more per slice. It adds up for those who eat 3 or more slices of bread a day. Therefore, before you take bread, you should:

-Compare labels and look for low sodium breads as an alternative. -Checkout size of the bread slices too–thicker slices are generally provide more minerals than thin slices.

-Make a diet plan with your doctor or dietitian’s help.

Here’s a comparison of wheat breads:

-1 slice white bread: 25 mg potassium, 25 mg phosphorus sodium, 150 mg, fiber 0.6 grams

-1 slice soft wheat bread: 46 mg potassium, 39 mg phosphorus, sodium 130 mg, fiber 0.9 grams

-1 slice whole grain bread: 70 mg potassium, 57 mg phosphorus, sodium 130 mg, fiber 1.9 grams

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