Got A Kidney Transplant? Here’s Why You Need To Be Eating More Vegetables

Post-Kidney Transplant diet and nutrition is just as important as what you’re eating beforehand. Prior to receiving a transplant, people with end-stage renal disease are very restricted in the foods they may eat. But once a transplant is successful, what can you do to make sure it stays as healthy as possible?

Although many kidney patients limit their fruit and vegetable intake, mostly due to potassium restrictions, there are a number of benefits which only vegetables and fruits can offer.

Some of the best lowest potassium vegetables are:
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Pineapples
  • Berries
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Yellow Squash

In some recent discussing groups held by the Groningen University Medical Centre, perhaps the easiest way to transition into a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is to prepare ahead. Many of the discussion participants claimed they had an easier time eating vegetables when they were served for them, already peeled, sliced, etc.

It seems like a simple, small step, but here are some great ideas for everyday snacking on healthy fruits and vegetables to ensure your kidney is operating at peak health.

 

Prepare The Following Ahead Of Time
  • Chopped Celery Sticks
  • Apple Wedges
  • Diced Peppers
  • Chopped Cauliflower Florets
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Frozen Berries

These are not only great for your kidneys, they’re also a wonderful way to manage some of the conditions that so frequently occur in tandem with kidney disease, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

If you’re looking for the definitive guide on potassium and protein content of some of your favorite foods, fruits and vegetables, look no further than our own All-Natural Kidney Restoration Program, available here.¬†