The Best Chronic Kidney Disease Diet for a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

In the yester-years I was suffering from problems urinating. I was concerned about my health and thought that it is prudent on my part to consult a physician in this regard. I described a reputed physician in a reputed clinic and described to him the problems that I was confronting. He advised me to conduct certain tests. Accordingly I took the medical test reports to the physician and he found that there is a problem with the kidneys. Though, he preferred not to give too much of medication in this regard. However, he counselled me to take chronic kidney disease diet. According to him, if I take a proper diet then I can not only cure myself of the disease but at the same time, I can ensure that I can prevent any type of kidney disease from happening.

Important Food Items to Cure Renal Diseases

It has been found after extensive medical research that free radicals are the source of any type medical disorders including kidney problems. So foods containing antioxidants help to neutralize the effect of free radicals and thereby protect the body from harmful medical conditions.

The renal diet incorporates kidney friendly foods and is as follows:-

• Red bell peppers
This food item is low in potassium content and high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fibre and folic acid but high in flavour. Most importantly they are the perfect items for a kidney diet. This food item is rich in antioxidant lycopene that protects against certain forms of cancers. I used this item in salad as well as in omlet, and it tastes really good.

• Cabbage
I am a very fond of the vegetable cabbage especially the green one. It has numerous nutritional contents in the form of phytochemicals and other chemical contents that help to break free radicals and thereby prevent the occurrence of any diseases. The contents present in this vegetable also help to prevent cardio vascular diseases as well as cancers from taking place. The presence of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folic acid, fibre and low potassium and cost makes it an ideal kidney diet.

• Cauliflower
It is yet another vegetable that is very common, affordable and an ideal kidney diet. The presence of vitamin C, fibre and compounds that neutralize toxic substances make this vegetable a healthy food item. I use this vegetable in large quantities, in salad, curry and truly speaking it tastes really good.

• Garlic
Garlic has a number of health benefits. It contains chemicals like potassium, sodium and phosphorus. Apart from being an excellent kidney diet, this food item lowers cholesterol, prevents plaque formation in the teeth as well as reduces inflammation. It imparts flavor to food items and therefore is widely used. Garlic is a part of my diet even today owing to its innumerable benefits.

• Onions
These are the most common vegetables and are used in many delicious recipes. Onions contain elements like potassium, sodium, phosphorus, chromium, sulphur. It is sometimes eaten raw and at other times is used in salads, sandwiches. It is a good item to counter renal diseases.

• Apples
Apples are extremely nutritious fruits, containing phosphorus, potassium. These food item reduces cholesterol, prevents occurrence of any heart diseases as well as it prevents constipation. The fruit is ideal for kidney diet.

Other Food Items That Forms a Part of the Renal Diet

The chronic kidney disease diet includes the above. Besides, there are other items that have taken as a part of the renal diet includes the following:-

• Cranberries
• Blueberries
• Raspberries
• Strawberries
• Cherries
• Red grapes
• Fish
• Egg whites
• Olive oil

Using all the above items along with appropriate medication, I found that after a few months I am fully fit. Now, I do not have any health issues and am leading a normal and active life.

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