Chronic kidney disease and diet have long shared a link and science has all but confirmed it. Participants of the 2005-2012 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed in terms of identifying a correlation between dietary intake and level of kidney function. Drawing from a pool of 21,649 participants, 634 of whom had some level of chronic kidney disease, researchers were able to observe based on the various food patterns followed that consumption of trace elements, and vitamins and foods rich in these, were linked to lower incidences of kidney disease.
Micronutrient deficiency has been previously cited as one of the potential causes of high mortality rates in people living with chronic kidney disease. Previous studies have even recorded significant improvements in kidney function when CKD patients adopted certain healthier eating patterns like the Mediterranean Diet and DASH diet. These diets’ primary beneficial properties lie in their bountiful supplies of nutrients and vitamins.
These Are The Vitamins & Nutrients You Should Be Including In Your Diet:
- Vitamins E, C and A (found in numerous fruits and veggies)
- Magnesium (found in tofu and sesame)
- Calcium (found in figs and green beans)
- Fiber (found in broccoli, pears and lentils)
- Omega Fatty Acids (fatty fish such as salmon)
- Phytochemicals (found in Berries, Grapes and orange vegetables like carrots and peppers)
This latest research highlights the great importance of, and the need for continued study into the connection between kidney disease prevention and treatment and which foods and supplements you put into your body. Every single bit influences your health in one way or another, and when CKD is present, it becomes all that much more important to make sure those bits are positive influencers on your health.
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