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Feta cheese is very delicious food in our daily life which is mainly made with sheep’s or goat’s milk and it has a bold and tangy flavor. However, for patients with Stage 5 CKD, there is a question that they have to think over: whether can I eat feta cheese or not? Now, follow me to find out the answer.
Stage 5 CKD is the most advanced kidney damage stage. Due to severe decline of renal function, dietary restrictions become more strict. Generally, Kidney Failure patients are suggested to have a low-protein, low-sodium and low fat intake, so as to reduce impaired kidneys’ burden. Then, how about feta cheese?
Actually, the cheese supplies key vitamins and minerals, which are good for kidney disease patients. But patients still should keep alert when choose to eat feta cheese. Because too much intake will worsen kidney damage. Why?
High in saturate fat
Feta cheese is rich in saturated fat. Eating a diet that contains too much saturated fat can raise your cholesterol levels, which increases your risk of heart disease. Besides, too much saturated fat can also increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. It is necessary for you to limit your intake of saturated fat or less of the total number of calories you consume each day. However, if you are on dialysis, you can supply calories through consuming cheese. But the dosage should be quantitative.
High in sodium
For kidney failure patients, all of them need to limit salt intake no matter they has started dialysis or not. Because salt is rich in sodium and high salt intake not only elevates blood pressure but also cause fluid retention. In addition, patients with hyperlipidemia should keep it away from the daily life.
Above all, we can see that whether CKD Stage 5 patients can eat feta cheese or not depends on patients’ individualized illness conditions. Wanna personalized suggestions? Then, attach your test reports to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below and our kidney doctor will contact you within 48 hours.