Kidneys are the main organs when it comes to the removal of the fluid waste from our body. These organs also control blood pressure, maintain the electrolyte, and acid-base balance in the body. Healthy kidneys ensure that all of these functions work properly. When they fail, everything suffers.
When the kidneys deteriorate, you may experience, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, and itching. Changes in the urine color and smell are also frequent.
Some patients are more likely to develop a kidney disease. Diabetics, hypertension patients, chain smokers, and obese or older people (over 50) have an increased risk of suffering from kidney problems. The fact is that there is a genetic predisposition to this problem and kidney disease may be run in the family.
If you experience any problem with your kidneys consult the doctor. Do not diagnose yourself or anyone else. The doctor will recommend the treatment and a good diet suitable for your case. To avoid developing the chronic kidney disorders you should follow the recommendation from your doctor. A healthy diet and physical activity are the good starting point in prevention of the kidney problems. Advices below should be taken only as information, not as the treatment for the kidney problems.
Healthy Diet for Kidneys
Following the healthy diet, you may avoid developing a chronic kidney disease (CKD) or ease the symptoms of the existing kidney problem. Specialists may recommend patients to start using vegan food when having kidney problems.
Food to Avoid in Kidney Problems
Patients suffering from CKD are advised to avoid proteins, natrium and kalium in their diet. Also, diabetic patients that have CKD should also be on a low carbohydrates diet.
Natrium (sodium) can be controlled by the limitation of the salt in the food you make and/or eat. Snacks are also rich in natrium and you should avoid those. Limit the amount of phosphorus and increase calcium you take daily. Phosphorus might be found in meat, almonds, cheese, meat, lentils and dried food. Kalium (potassium) is mainly found in the salted meals and white bread, raw garlic and papaya.
Plenty of proteins may worsen the kidney condition. Eat more fibers and vegetables and avoid food rich in proteins.
Good Food for Kidney Problems
The food below is the recommended food for maintaining the healthy and easing the problems with damaged kidneys.
Recommended vegetables are: cabbage, cauliflower, iceberg lettuce, asparagus, green beans, radishes, turnips, eggplant and red bell peppers.
When suffering from kidney problems take more: cherries, strawberries, cranberries, and apples.