Moving along with our KDOQI series (Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiatives) — a set of dietary recommendations that was published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, September 2020 –– this is video #4.
All the information that the research entails are recommendations made by highly professional researchers. It opens up a new world of different diet approaches and has a strong up-to-date science backing it up. In our first and second video of the series, we discussed two therapeutic diets and a vegetable protein renal diet. Today’s video expands on encouraging you to include more fruits and vegetables into your renal diet.
If you’re a CKD sufferer from stages 1-4, simply consuming more fruits and vegetables in your renal diet can help achieve a lower body weight, a better blood pressure, and reduced acid build-up. Our KDOQI video series goes in depth and shares all these strong studies to help you improve your kidneys.
Incorporating more fruits and vegetables should be done gradually and you should at least try to double their intake. There are many kidney-friendly fruits like apple, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, grapes, cherries, pineapples, tangerines, strawberries and many more. All these fruits are renal friendly fruits and you shouldn’t stress about your potassium levels unless you’re at the borderline.
For some vegetables that are easy on your kidneys and doesn’t put too much stress, we have: asparagus, bean sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, green beans, onions, green peas, radishes, white turnips, chili peppers, radishes etc. The fruits and vegetables have a great positive impact on your kidneys.
If you’re looking for a basic suggestion to improve your kidney health, Robert recommends to double your intake of fruits and vegetables and build your meals on top of them which can seriously benefit your kidneys.
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