Vegan Diet and Kidney Disease | Can Vegan Diet Reverse Kidney Disease?
This video is about reversing kidney disease with a vegan diet. This is a trending topic in the kidney disease community. Here at HealthyKidney Inc., we go over multiple diets to better your kidney health.
The vegan diet is one that we highly recommend to reverse kidney disease. We have talked before about the negative effects of animal proteins in a diet, and how they can lead to inflammation, and a whole host of other kidney issues. Remember, kidneys effected by chronic kidney disease cannot remove excess fluid caused by animal proteins. A vegan diet puts less stress on the kidney.
When talking about a vegan diet, we are referring to a diet consisting of mainly whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils), unsalted nuts, and healthy oils. At the same time we are eliminating animal foods such as dairy, eggs, fish, meat, and poultry. The benefits of a vegan diet also can help slow type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Also, a vegan diet can help you maintain a healthy weight as there is fundamentally less calories.
Maintaining a healthy weight reduces stress on all of your vital organs, including the kidneys. Additionally, a vegan diet works to improve antioxidant levels. Antioxidants are compounds especially abundant in plant based foods that help protect your cells from damage. Vitamin C and E are examples of antioxidants.
If you have kidney failure, you may still be able to follow a plant-based diet – if you desire to. Always talk with your dietitian or doctor before making substantial changes to your diet. Keep up with you blood levels as well during the process of introducing a new diet.
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