The kidneys are small but powerfull bean shaped organs that perform many importent functions. They are responsible for filtering waste products, releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure, balancing fluids in the body, producing urine, and many other essential tasks. There are various ways in which these vital organs can become damaged.
When the kidneys aren’t working properly, waste builds up in the blood, including waste products from food.
Therefore its necessary for people with kidney disease to follow a special diet.
Here are 5 best foods for people with kidney disease.
1. Red Bell Peppers
These tasty vegetables are also an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as vitamin B6, folic acid and fiber. Red bell peppers are good for you because they contain lycopene, an antioxident that protects against certain cancers.
A cruciferous vegetable, cabbage is packed full of phytochemicals, chemical compounds in fruit or vegetables that breakup free radicals before they can do damage.
Another cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate and fiber. It’s also packed full of indoles, glucosinolates and thiocyanates_ compounds that help the liver neutralize toxic substanses that could damage cell membranes and DNA.
Garlic helps prevent plaque from forming your teeth, lowers cholesterol and reduces inflamation. Garli provides a delicious flavor and garlic powder is a great subsitute for garlic salt in the dialysis diet.
Onions are also rich in flavonoids, especially quercetin, a powerful antioxident that works to reduce heart disease and protect again many cancers.