5 Foods that Help with Kidney Disease

5 Foods that Help with Kidney Disease

Here’s five super foods for kidney disease, or foods that help with kidney disease, from the National Kidney Foundation. First, Nuts and Seeds, very kidney friendly. They have Omega 3s, plant protein, fiber, and heart healthy antioxidants. Next up, healthy oils.  We’re talking about avocado oil for cooking, olive oil, and flax oil that you can use in cold dishes.

All these oils have antioxidants. They help absorb vitamins, minerals. They’re good for cell membrane. Next is blueberries one of my favorites, low in calories, high in fiber, low and potassium phosphorus. Fourth on the list is herbs that you can use for your cooking. We’re talking about rosemary, thyme, dill, oregano, cilantro, basil, and these will flavor your dishes without having to add salt.

Next is leafy greens. Leafy greens are excellent for the kidneys. We’re talking cabbage, kale, cabbage, boiled kale, red cabbage, raw spinach, things that are really good for the kidneys.

In this video, we go over 5 super foods for kidney disease. Food and diet is one of our favorite subjects because it is a natural way to manage kidney disease and can make such a drastic difference! The foods we go over in this video are nuts and seeds, healthy oils, blueberries, herbs, and leafy greens. By implementing these foods in your diet, you can immediately begin making a difference and improving your kidney health.

Nuts and seeds are great food for kidney disease, and can be used as a snack. Many studies have proven that routine consumption of nuts protects heart health. The healthy fats reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. Even though some nuts are high in potassium which may be restricted in a renal diet, some nuts like macadamia nuts and cashews are lower in potassium and can offer health benefits without negatively effecting your kidney disease.