Hard Boiled Egg
How This Helps
Decreased Vitamin D can lead to increase in risk of osteoporosis, muscle weakness, falls, fractures and weak immune system (Kolbe, 2014). In the case of food like hard boiled eggs, the egg yolk contains phosphorus and is also rich in Vitamin D. In addition,Vitamin D can be beneficial for boosting your immune system as well. However,some kidney patients are advised not to eat egg yolk and only eat egg white for protein intake.
Science and Research
People with CKD suffer from excessive Vitamin D deficiency. Research has proven that supplementing Vitamin D in CKD patients can help reduce rate of mortality and morbidity significantly. Vitamin D can be ingested via food such as hard boiled egg, milk and by skin synthesis. CKD patients should consult a medical expert to tailor their diet plan according to their kidney condition. Patients with CKD stage 3 are generally advised to stay away from egg yolk because of high phosphorous content. Consult with a dietitian to help you plan your diet, protein intake and foods to avoid.
Kolbe RD, N. (2014.) Avoid Dialysis 10 Step Diet Plan for Healthier Kidneys.