Yogurt is a fermented dairy product with a tart flavor and a thick, pudding-like texture. It is a popular dairy product in many parts around the world, such as the Mediterranean, northern African and the Middle East. While, is it good for a person with Polycystic Kidney Disease?
As kidney function declines, the kidneys of PKD patients are not able to
function as usually. In general, nephrologists recommend a diet low in protein,
potassium, and phosphorus for persons with the disease. If you have PKD, you are
suggested to restrict the intake of these nutritions.
Nutrition value in yogurt
▪ Rich in protein. It is high in protein content. An 8-oz. container of
nonfat plain type contains 14 g protein, and 13g in 8-oz. container of low-fat
▪ High potassium and phosphorus content. An 8-oz. container of plain type
provides 531 mg of potassium and 327 mg of phosphorus.
The kidneys are less able to regulate these levels and their content in the
blood will become elevated.
Now, we understand that yogurt is not good for people with PKD, so they
should limit the intake of it. Or you can consult our online doctor for proper
amount of daily intake.
The following also give some suggestions about food choice of PKD. Hope they
can be helpful to you.
1. Resort to whole grains like whole wheat breads, cereals, pastas, and
2. When considering protein sources, high-quality protein contained in lean
meat, egg white, fish and so on are preferred for individuals with PKD;
3. Load up on fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins, minerals,
4. When cooking, add flavor with spices, herbs, and lemon instead of the use
of salt shaker. At restaurant, you are advised to request meal to be prepared