Olives & Extra Virgin Olive Oil With Kidney Disease: Simple Hack To Avoid High-Sodium Olives

Incorporating olives and extra virgin olive oil into your kidney disease diet can prove to benefit if you follow the right guidelines. Cooking your renal meals with extra virgin olive oil is way better than using canola oil and other vegetable oils since extra virgin olive oil is completely unrefined which makes it a healthier choice for your kidneys. Most individuals with kidney disease avoid olives due to their high sodium content but they often forget that there are brands that sell low-sodium and low-salt olives. These olives can easily go into your renal salads and sandwiches with no negative impacts on your kidneys. Without the sodium content, olives have shown to be very healthy with kidney disease due to their low protein, low potassium, low phosphorus content. 


Olives & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This is Robert and our channel is called Healthy Kidney Inc, we provide information to help you support good kidney health and today’s video is about olives, olive oil, and kidney disease. We’re going to talk about how you can include olives in your diet and how they’re almost a borderline superfood for kidney health even though it’s on everybody’s list to avoid it. We’re going to talk about why it’s beneficial, why it’s helpful and why it’s good for you. If you’re not a subscriber to our channel, love to see the subscribers so make sure to subscribe if you haven’t, like and comment later on the video.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Kidney Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is cooking oil, a very universal cooking oil that you can find it everywhere a lot of studies on olive oil and kidney disease and all of them show a benefit so I’m going to quote one here this is from the Nutrients’ 2021 February journal; usefulness of extra virgin olive oil minor polar compounds in the management of chronic kidney disease. There is a lot of research, tons of research on olive oil and it’s even better if you can get a high-quality extra virgin olive oil, a lot of high-quality brands out there, one of them is Bragg’s extra virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil means it hasn’t been refined, it’s not just regular olive oil, it’s olive oil without the refinement i.e. not going through a process that changes the compounds it allows it to take a higher heat


Research On Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil used in this study was about an ounce per day and they showed that it helped people with kidney disease and you should include it in your diet. You should have it more in your salad dressings okay and getting an ounce a day is only three tablespoons so it’s not a lot you, can do some cooking with you don’t want to do very high heat cooking with extra virgin olive oil because you’re going to break it down and denature it and kind of negate some of the health properties even though it’s still showing beneficial properties even with cooking. Olive oil has more benefits than other vegetable oils if you’re cooking with kidney disease. You typically want to try to limit the high heat cooking with it so that’s like really deep frying, anything extremely high heat, really high barbecues, anything like that but extra virgin olive oil you can drizzle it over foods.


Other Ways To Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

After cooking, you can bake with it, use it in your salads, you can always drizzle it over other foods if you’re on a kidney diet a lot of times people find that they lose weight because now they’re restricting calories and then some people get to a point where they don’t want to lose weight so in that case, we look to add healthier oils to their diet, it’s not protein, it’s not a carb, it’s not going to have a negative impact on your blood sugar so extra virgin olive oil a great kidney-friendly food that is so healthy for you so if you do not start adding that into your diet start replacing some of those other oils of canola oil, or other vegetable oils with that extra virgin olive oil.


Olives And Kidney Disease

Let’s talk about olives on everybody’s kidney list out there avoiding olives and how come they’re on everybody’s list to avoid it’s because they’re almost always extremely high in salt and sodium, always really high. But if you look at an olive without the salt and sodium you’re going to find that it’s low potassium, it’s low phosphorus, it’s low protein, it’s monounsaturated fats, has a little fiber in it has some vitamins minerals and so, in essence, it doesn’t raise blood sugar it’s good for heart health, it’s not going to have any impact on potassium levels if you’re worried about that it’s not could have an impact on phosphorus levels so it’s almost a superfood except for the salt so here’s how you get around it so the brand that I use and the one that I recommend often is by Pearls. This is just a printout online, that’s Pearls and you can see that it’s already reduced-sodium, low sodium olive so four of these olives has about 70 milligrams of sodium and that’s really so small compared to all the other ones out there so even if you wanted to do eight olives you get 140 milligrams of sodium per 8 olives and there are things that you can do to even get that sodium content lower so if you don’t have access to these pearled ones look at your supermarket go through everything you can wherever they sell olives to find the lowest sodium ones so now you got your low sodium olives.


How To Reduce Sodium In Olives?

If you want to get them even lower so you got two options now soaking and blanching soaking you take the olives you just put them in a pot of water and you change the water every hour every couple of hours and you can do this eight hours some people even do it overnight and that really reduces the sodium content. This simple tip can makes olives for kidney disease a healthy option. 


The other way is called blanching, blanching is where you use you boil water okay get it boiling you have a strainer put your olives in there drop it into that boiling water for one to two minutes not long, and then right after that you put it into cold water all right so that it drops the temperature down that actually reduces the sodium a lot and the trick is don’t leave it in that boiling water too long or else you’re going to get mushy olives and nobody wants to be eating mushy olives so boil the water dip them olives in one to two minutes take them out cold water and you have either those two techniques to lower potassium so extra virgin olive oil get it in your diet olives really good really healthy so many benefits they don’t raise blood sugar great for diabetics, it can help you a fee. Choosing olive oil with kidney disease, especially extra virgin olive oil can prove to be beneficial with CKD. Just get the lowest sodium olives, use one or two of those techniques if you want to reduce the sodium even further so olives extra virgin olive oil, to your best kidney health everybody like subscribe and check out our other videos and our website of what we have to offer, bye.


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