3. Canned foods should be avoided when you have pyelonephritis because they contain high amounts of sodium.
When you have this condition, your doctor wants you on a low sodium diet. Canned foods are convenient and don’t cost much, but they can do damage to someone who has kidney problems.
If you must eat canned foods, choose the ones that have no salt and low sodium listed on the can. Try not to eat them often. When you do eat them, make sure you drain them well to get rid of the sodium. By draining the canned food, you’re decreasing the sodium by 30 to 80%. It is best to stick with fresh vegetables. It may be time-consuming, but with this condition, you have to take the time to look out for yourself.
In fact, it doesn’t take all day to cook fresh vegetables, especially if you’re going to make a small portion of it.