One good way to care for your kidneys, especially if you have kidney disease or failure, is to eat foods and drink liquids that do not contain chemicals and nutrients that are bad for your kidneys. When your kidneys are already damaged, it is extremely important to not damage them any further. Instead, be kind to your kidneys and watch your diet.
The nutrients that you should cut down on are protein, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. This means that a person watching out for their kidneys should learn to eat less meat and fewer processed foods. The best way to ensure to cut down on these nutrients is to cook for yourself or your loved one as often as possible.
Some of the best foods for a kidney-friendly diet are red bell peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, onions, apples, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, red grapes, egg whites, fish, and olive oil. When in doubt, these foods will always be a safe choice. Davita provides a good digital cookbook full of recipes for those who are conscious of their kidneys. It can be found here https://www.davita.com/recipes/index.cfm?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=COGN5Yq6uNkCFV-YxQIdlZUKOQ&gclsrc=ds.
When it comes to foods you should avoid on a kidney-friendly diet, limit any liquids that contain the nutrients you want to avoid, especially sodium and phosphates. When you eat chicken and pork, eat them fresh rather than as processed meats that often have high sodium levels. Cut back on meat and cheeses. Make the protein you eat count by choosing egg whites and fish often, which are low in phosphorus. Limit fats to healthy fats by avoiding shortening and animal fats when you can.
Being able to care for your body in a natural way, like by eating the right foods, is a great way to care for your body without the side effects that often come with medication. While medicines are sometimes necessary, it is best to choose natural options when they are available. Even if you need to take medication, a diet like this is a great way to accompany them for even better results. This type of diet can be followed whether you are wanting to simply take care of your kidneys or whether you have kidney disease already.
Posted on 02/28/2018 at 03:30 PM
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