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Books - Free new recipe book


Food lovers with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can now benefit from a new, simple to follow cookbook with more than 30 mouth-watering recipes. From rice fishcakes for starters, to a main of stir fried pork with noodles and a dessert of spiced baked apple, each recipe is designed to be low in phosphates, nitrates and potassium to help kidney patients stay healthier for longer.  This book is available from the NKF for the price of £2.50 postage and packing

picture of coverThe recipe book Food for Thought features kidney-kind recipes created specifically for people with CKD. Simple, yet tasty, the meals are ideal for sharing with family and friends.

Fiona Loud, Chair of the Kidney Alliance, who has lived with CKD for a number of years, said:

“A renal diet is vital for helping to preserve kidney function for as long as possible – and it doesn’t have to be bland and tasteless. This recipe book has been created for people like me with CKD, but the food is so delicious you won’t mind sharing it with others who don’t have the disease. Each recipe has its own nutritional data as well, so it’s easy to keep track of your salt intake.

“Over the years I have hunted through reams of cookbooks and struggled to adapt countless recipes so it’s fantastic to have easy to follow recipes all in one place.”

This is the second edition of the cookbook, produced by biotechnology company Amgen and the National Kidney Federation (NKF). CKD is defined by kidney damage and impaired kidney function that progresses over time. When the kidneys fail, dialysis or a kidney transplant are the only remaining treatment options. Around one in 10 people in the UK have CKD and the incidence increases with age. Early diagnosis is vital and can help prevent the disease from worsening.

Timothy Statham, Chief Executive of the National Kidney Federation, said:

“Diet plays a crucial role in the treatment of kidney disease. Following a special diet can seem overwhelming at first and we are often asked for tasty recipe ideas so we are delighted to be involved with this book.

“It’s a really useful resource for both patients and dieticians and shows that making small changes can make a big difference to how you eat. Everyone needs to look after their kidneys and this recipe book is full of delicious ideas that everyone can enjoy.”

To download the free recipe book, please visit the National Kidney Federation (NKF) website on www.kidney.org.uk. For hard copies, please contact the NKF team directly on nkf@kidney.org.uk or call 0800 169 09 36.

Amgen logoThe recipe book was produced by the National Kidney Federation (NKF), supported by an educational grant from Amgen Ltd.

(Based on an Amgen Press Release.)