Can people with CKD eat eggs?

Published on 
January 28, 2023
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that affects the kidneys' ability to filter waste and excess fluids from the body. As the disease progresses, the kidneys' function deteriorates, and the body is not able to eliminate waste as effectively as it used to (CKD stages 4 and 5). People with CKD should pay close attention to their diet to ensure that they're not consuming foods that can help keep their kidneys healthy.

There seems to be people who say that eggs should be avoided in CKD and in people with high cholesterol levels.

Eggs are a good source of protein at 6g per average boiled egg, not to high and not to low.  Eggs provide a good part of the meal and do not need to be avoided.

The Yolk does contain more phosphorus than the white but it doesnt mean you need to avoid whole eggs.  An egg a day can be part of a healthy balanced diet.

It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a renal dietitian or a nephrologist, to understand whatsbest to consumed in a CKD-friendly diet.

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Author - Ruth Kander

Ruth Kander is a highly experienced dietitian with 26 years of service in both the NHS and private practice. She holds registrations with the British Dietetic Association and the Health and Care Professions Council. Ruth graduated from King’s College London in 1995 with an honours degree in Nutrition and a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics. Specializing in kidney medicine for the past 23 years, she currently works as a specialist kidney dietitian at a large London teaching hospital. Ruth has also been involved in several community projects, including healthy eating in schools and clinical governance in care homes. An accomplished lecturer, she has received awards for her education programs and patient care. Passionate about helping people with chronic kidney disease to be healthy and feel well, she is dedicated to providing support and guidance to help individuals make the best food choices for themselves.