Scientists are proving more and more healthy eating decreases a person’s likelihood of developing medical conditions. One study showed those with healthier diets were 30% less likely to develop illnesses like chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is a condition where the kidney’s, the body’s blood filters function at reduced capacity or no longer function at all.
The kidneys normally filter out the waste of the blood flowing through them, allowing the body to release the waste through urine. With chronic kidney disease, the waste materiel does not get filtered out and begins to build in the blood stream. Fatigue and illness follow, and organ damage can occur.
Researchers say one size does not fit all. But there are some general directives people can pull from this research.
Diets which are high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, low-fat dairy, whole grains and fish help. But diets high in red and processed meat, sugar, and salt are more likely to see an occurrence of chronic kidney disease. This study was unsure of the relationship of calories and chronic kidney disease. Researchers say there is no single diet which is good for kidney health, but general guidelines
such as eating more vegetables and fruits and less red meat helps.
Researchers came to their conclusions after looking at data from 18 previous studies with a total of more than 630,000 adults without kidney disease. The participants of those 18 studies had been followed for a decade on average. Participants were scored based on eating habits, specifically how much good food they consumed. For more on diet and the connection to kidney disease prevention, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.