Although small in size, kidney's are one of the most powerful organs of our body. They perform several essential tasks such as filtering waste products, releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure, balancing fluids in the body.and producing urine.
The most common risk factors for kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. Blood vessels in the kidney gets damaged and reduce the kidney's ability to function optimally due to uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure.
it's commonly recommended that all people with kidney disease restrict sodium, potassium and phosphorus in their diet and intake of foods with high concentration of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, anti-inflammatory compounds.
Consume cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage.
Eat vegetables like garlic, onion, radish and turnips. These root vegetables are loaded with fiber and vitamin C. They are also a decent source of vitamin B6 and manganese.
Eat fruits like blueberries, cranberries and pineapple. While cranberries benefit both the urinary tract and kidneys, pineapple makes a sweet, low potassium alternative for those with kidney problems and is rich in fiber, manganese, vitamin C, and bromelain, an enzyme that helps reduce inflammation.
Non vegetarians can also opt for egg whites, skinless chicken. Mushrooms and olive oil is also helpful.