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    coffee or no coffee

    Hello Friends,
    I am using the Davita diet menus for pre dialysis kidney disease (stage three). In the breakfast menus, most call for 4 ounces of coffee at breakfast. Do you think coffee is hard on kidneys when following the pre dialysis diet? I know fluid must be carefully watched while on dialysis. I drink 4 ounces of cranberry juice each morning but also drink two or three coffees during the early morning hours. Is this important to cut back on my coffee drinking? Thanks, Nan

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    Cool Well....

    Coffee isn't bad, fluids are if you are not passing urine and have to limit your intake of fluids. I pee alot and drink coffee all day and most of the night.
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    Same old argument...some say it's good, some say it's bad. I don't see any problems with it. I don't drink much of it anymore mainly because I live alone and I'm too damned lazy to fix a pot for one or two cups.
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    Cool I too am LAZY....

    Quote Originally Posted by flipw View Post
    Same old argument...some say it's good, some say it's bad. I don't see any problems with it. I don't drink much of it anymore mainly because I live alone and I'm too damned lazy to fix a pot for one or two cups.
    I fell in love with the Folgers Coffe Singles. they are like a tea bag. I stick 'em in my coffee mug full of water, put in the microwave for 3 min. or so( depends on cup size.....of the coffee cup) and there you go. Use them all the time when we went camping, now that's the only way i do it here at home.

    Another helpful hint from Pancho the homemaker. free of charge at no cost to you.

    I AM Pancho and I approved this message.
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    Coffee in moderation is not bad for the kidneys. However, the reason (I think) that the DaVita diets restrict you to 4 oz. is that they assume you are on fluid restriction. In that case, you wouldn't want to take up half your day's fluid allowance with coffee!
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    Chef Nancy is correct.
    The reason for limiting coffee or tea in DaVita Diet helper breakfast menus is so the nutrition count is correct for people following a fluid restriction. If you are not on a fluid restriction, a whole cup of coffee is ok--115 mg potassium, 8 mg phosphorus.

    If you drink lots of coffee, especially strong coffee the potassium could add up and create problems if a low potassium diet is prescribed.

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    I hadn't thought of that. I seldom drink coffee and when I do it is only one cup, so I don't much worry about the nutritional values.
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    Re: coffee or no coffee

    I thought it was the cream you put in the coffee that was the problem - the sheet the dietician gave me said to avoid "coffee drinks with milk"... so I thought that was like cappacino, or latte's or those starbucks things in the little bottles... I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and it's decaf.

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    Re: coffee or no coffee

    I never use cream anymore. I use Mocha mix or a non-dairy creamer like coffee mate.

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    Re: coffee or no coffee

    Hi Earthsong, a regular cup 8 ozs of coffee has about 7.1 grams of Phosphorus and 116 grams of Potassium and an 8 ozs cup of decaf has 2.4 grams of Phosphorus and 128 grams of Potassium. So if you add milk that will raise the numbers. I have one cup of regular black coffee nothing added, no milk or sugar, and I do count the grams of phosphorus and potassium in my daily food log.

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