KIDNEY HEALTH 

FOODS FOR A RENAL-FRIENDLY DIET 

Published By MintGenie Team | 05 Mar, 2024

Red Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers are kidney-friendly, being low in potassium and rich in vitamins C and A, along with vitamin B6, folic acid, and fibre, making them a flavorful and nutritious choice for renal diets.
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Cabbage

Cabbage is a cost-effective addition to the renal diet, offering high levels of vitamin K, vitamin C, fibre, vitamin B6, and folic acid while being low in potassium.
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Cauliflower

Cauliflower, rich in vitamin C and fibre, offers various culinary options such as raw with dip, in salads, steamed or boiled with spices, or mashed as a potato substitute in the dialysis diet.
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Garlic

Garlic, with antimicrobial properties, enhances dental health, lowers cholesterol, and reduces inflammation, offering a versatile addition to various dishes or as a substitute for garlic salt in the dialysis diet.
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Apples

Apples, rich in fibre and anti-inflammatory compounds, offer potential benefits for kidney health, aiding in cholesterol reduction, preventing constipation, and protecting against heart disease and cancers.
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Cranberries

Cranberries offer potential protection against bladder infections, ulcers, cancer, and heart disease while promoting gastrointestinal health by preventing bacterial adhesion and enhancing gut bacteria.
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Blueberries

Blueberries, rich in anthocyanidins and antioxidants, offer anti-inflammatory properties, support brain health, bone health, and may mitigate the effects of aging.
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Red Grapes

Opt for grapes with red or purple skin, as they have higher anthocyanin content; freezing them can serve as a refreshing snack or thirst-quencher for those on a fluid-restricted dialysis diet.
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Egg Whites

Egg whites offer a pure, high-quality protein with all essential amino acids and lower phosphorus content than alternatives like egg yolk or meats, making them suitable for the kidney diet.
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Olive Oil

Olive oil, rich in anti-inflammatory oleic acid and antioxidants, promotes heart health and reduces inflammation, making it a beneficial choice for cooking, salad dressing, and marinating vegetables.
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