What's better than a beet salad in autumn? Perhaps, a more kidney-friendly alternative? For all you beet-lovers who are determined to stick to your chronic kidney disease diet this winter and fall, rutabagas could be your new best friend.
While Beets deliver their savory flavor with high levels of antioxidants (vitamins A and C), they also carry a potassium punch. As little as one half-cup of cubed beets could provide more than 10% of your daily potassium if you are on a potassium-restricted diet.
Meanwhile, Rutabagas deliver a similar texture in recipes, and one half cup qualifies as a low-potassium food without depriving you of the other nutrients your body needs.
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