Top Three Super Foods for Kidney Diseases

Did you know that a person can lose 90% of their kidney functions even without knowing the fact that they are suffering from a kidney disease? A major health issue faced by millions of people across the world is kidney disease. Kidney is one of the most vital organs, which helps in crucial body functions like regulating and filtering of minerals from the blood, removes toxins from the blood, controls blood pressure and they also aid in creating hormones that help in production of red blood cells. Hence it is very essential to make sure that this vital organ is not damaged. But sadly, due to poor lifestyle choices and various factors, people often do not take good care of their kidneys.

One of the ways in which you can ensure that your kidneys are in good health is by incorporating some of these superfoods in your daily diet.

Top Three foods for kidney:

  1. Cranberries- This delicious fruit is loaded with nutrients that aid in proper functioning of your kidney. Since ages it has been used to treat various kidney diseases. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants that help prevent damage to cells and organs by free radicals. Drinking cranberry juice is very helpful as it removes excess water and aids in breaking down the fatty tissues within the body.
  2. Onions- some of us may not like the smell or the taste of onions but they help to makesure that your kidneys are functioning well. Onions contain vitamins and minerals that help in balancing the fluids in your body and keeps your electrolyte levels in control. Onions also help in removing toxins and fights against inflammation.
  3. Cabbage- This green leafy vegetable is full of phytochemical, which breaks up free radicals before they cause any damage. Cabbage is also rich in Vitamin K, fibre and Vitamin C along with B6 and folic acid. Cabbage is also low in calories hence it aids in weight loss. Maintaining a healthy weight lowers the risk of developing kidney failure. Apart from cabbage even cauliflower is also very good for your kidneys.

-Akhila Kakarala
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