Top Healthy Foods for People with Kidney Disease


7. Buckwheat

Whole grains are a vital part of a healthy diet, but many of them are high in phosphorus. Buckwheat is an excellent alternative. It offers nutrition in the form of magnesium, iron, fiber, and B vitamins. As a bonus, it is gluten-free and safe for people with gluten intolerance, all while containing very low amounts of the things you need to avoid.

In ½ cup (84 grams) of cooked buckwheat:

  • Sodium: 3.5 mg
  • Potassium: 74 mg
  • Phosphorus: 59 mg