First and foremost, let’s cover why Kidney Health is important and then I want to leave you with the Top Five foods you should include in your diet to help prevent and/or manage, kidney disease which includes (not limited to); Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Acute Lobar Nephronia, Acute Tubular Necrosis, and Abderhalden–Kaufmann–Lignac syndrome.
Now, knowing this – I imagine you can see why eating foods that help promote kidney health is important.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for kidney disease, so knowing how to prevent and/or manage kidney health is imperative.
Red bell peppers are low in potassium and high in flavour, but that’s not the only reason they’re perfect for the kidney health. These vegetables are also an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as vitamin B6, folic acid and fibre.
Red bell peppers are good for you because they contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against certain cancers.
A cruciferous vegetable, cabbage is packed full of phytochemicals, chemical compounds in fruit or vegetables that break up free radicals before they can do damage. Several of phytochemicals are also known to protect against and fight against cancer, and foster cardiovascular health.
Cabbage is high in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber, cabbage is also a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid. Low in potassium and low in cost, making it an affordable option.
Another cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate and fibre. It is also packed full of indoles, glucosinolates and thiocyanates—compounds that help the liver neutralize toxic substances that could damage cell membranes and DNA.
Garlic helps prevent plaque from forming on your teeth, lowers cholesterol and reduces inflammation. A great addition to every diet, and most dishes.
in addition to making some people cry, onions are also rich in flavonoids, especially quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that works to reduce heart disease and protects against many cancers. Onions are low in potassium and a good source of chromium, a mineral that helps with carbohydrate fat and protein metabolism.
Always keep in mind that these foods are healthy for everyone—including your family members and friends who do not have kidney disease. When you stock your kitchen with delicious, healthy, kidney health, friendly foods that is one a huge first step in maintaining not only a healthy diet, but one of disease prevention and management.
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