Hawaiian Chicken Salad for Renal Dialysis Diet

Uploaded by famsciEIU on 02.07.2010

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Hi, I'm Mallori Tomblin, a graduate dietetics student at
Eastern Illinois University.
Today, I'm going to talk to you about a recipe
that would be appropriate for some who is
currently following a renal dialysis diet.
You ask, what is a renal dialysis diet?
This is a diet that would be appropriate or suitable for
someone who is currently suffering from chronic
renal failure and is currently receiving dialysis treatment.
The diet wants to concentrate on protein, potassium, sodium,
phosphorous, and fluid intake.
So why is it important to follow a renal dialysis diet?
It's important because it can help to reduce
the progression of kidney disease.
It can also increase cell growth and repair and decrease
any further complications or diseases that can come up, such
as eye disease or nerve damage.
So again the nutrients that we want to follow
in a dialysis diet would be protein.
We want to make sure we are consuming enough
of the recommended daily allowance of protein,
if not even a little bit more.
Protein is good for wound healing and fighting infection.
Good sources or protein would be lean meat, poultry, fish,
and low-fat dairy products.
We also want to make sure the kidneys are filtering
what goes into our body.
When the kidneys aren't properly functioning, they can't filter
the products that go into our body, therefore they cannot
excrete the waste that our body distributes.
So we want to start the filtering before it goes into
our mouths, so we want to start filtering the food that we eat.
Following a renal dialysis diet can help you feel better
and have more energy.
We want to limit potassium because it can build up
between dialysis treatments and cause problems with our heart,
such as irregular heartbeat or even heart attack.
Sodium also needs to be limited to decrease fluid retention and
control your blood pressure, as well as phosphorous.
We want to limit that as well, because again it can build up
between treatments and during dialysis only a small amount of
phosphorous can be removed from the blood stream.
Build up of phosphorous can cause bone and heart problems.
We want to make sure we are receiving a minimum
of two liters of fluid per day.
These are just general diet guidelines.
These are not for each individual person.
Each individual person is different and requires
different needs and requirements, so it's important
to consult a registered dietician or other health
professional before starting a dialysis diet or any diet.
The recipe I chose today is a Hawaiian chicken salad.
It is very simple and easy to make.
We're going to start with one 1 of cooked chicken.
I just went ahead and cooked this on the skillet.
One cup equals about one good-sized chicken breast.
And then after it was cooked, I just cut it up
into really small pieces.
Then you're going to add 1/2 cup of pineapple.
You can either use fresh pineapple or canned pineapple,
but we want to make sure that it's in small pieces and drained
as much juice as possible.
Next, we'll add 1/4 cup of green peppers.
You want to chop these up into small pieces.
Then you'll also shred some carrots, about 1/6 cup would be
appropriate, or however much you want to add for taste.
Lastly, we'll add 1/4 cup of low-fat mayonnaise.
And if you want, you can add a little bit of pepper for taste.
All you have to do is mix these together
to create the chicken salad.
The green pepper and pineapple are good,
low-potassium fruit and vegetables.
Since we can only have a small amount of potassium in our diet,
these are good vegetables and fruits that are low in potassium
that you can still consume.
Now, 1 serving equals 1 cup, so just simply, you can refrigerate
this and let it chill, which is what this version is,
this version has been chilled.
Or you can serve it immediately.
So once you have your 1 cup, you can put it on bread.
You can choose pita bread, a tortilla, make it into a wrap,
or you can just choose two regular-sized slices of bread
to make yourself a sandwich.
Now 1 cup is about 175 to 250 calories, depending on the type
of bread that you used.
It contains 11 grams of protein, 199 milligrams of sodium,
166 milligrams of potassium, and 84 milligrams of phosphorous.
This recipe came from www.davita.com.
It's d-a-v-i-t-a dot com.
It offers great recipes that any person suffering from
the different phases of kidney disease can use
to incorporate into their diet to help them
with their kidney disease.
Other websites are www.rsnhope.info.
This offers another website full of great recipes.
And if you're just looking for good information
on kidney disease, you can visit the
American Association of Kidney Patients.
It's www.aakp.org for other information regarding
kidney disease and how to deal with that.
So this concludes the food demonstration today.
I hope you enjoyed it and learned something new,
and thank you for your time.
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