Robert explains the benefits of consuming cruciferous vegetables with kidney disease, in this video. The research he refers to is coming from the Journal of Nutrition News, December 2020.
Cruciferous vegetables are a class of vegetables that share many nutritional merits. They’re often low-calorie, rich in folate, loaded with vitamins C, E, and K, and fiber. These vegetables tend to carry sulforaphane; a natural plant compound that has anti-inflammatory benefits and provides antioxidants.
Some healthy cruciferous vegetables that are highly kidney-friendly are; cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc. Incorporating these vegetables daily, at least one cup can be highly beneficial for those with kidney issues. Starting small with moderate changes in your diet is a great way to include more of these vegetables.
Steaming them can bring out more nutrients but however you prepare them, cruciferous vegetables are a great healthy addition for anybody with kidney disease. Try to get at least one to two servings a day. These vegetables also place you at a lower risk of many diseases.
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