Potassium is a mineral that resides in a lot of the foods you eat on a daily basis. It plays a vital role in maintaining your heartbeat regular and enhances the muscles. A healthy pair of kidneys should keep the right amount of potassium in your body. However, when your kidneys are not functioning normally, you may need to restrict certain foods that can elevate the potassium in your blood to a deadly level. If your potassium levels are too high, it may result in an irregular heartbeat or a heart attack.
In this video published today, we talk about leaching out potassium to an agreeable amount. In our previous video on potatoes, we shared the preparation way to lower the potassium content in foods by cooking, soaking, and then eating.
If you’re someone who prefers a vegetarian diet, beans could be a great alternative for people with kidney disease if you prepare it the right way. Lentils, chickpeas, and just beans, in general, are plant-based protein and can help CKD sufferers if they successfully leach out the potassium from the beans.
Studies have shown that the same preparation method with potatoes that we explained works effectively with beans. In fact, the correct preparation way can help evacuate around 80% of the potassium out of the vegetable.
The process of leaching will help pull potassium out of some high-potassium vegetables. It is crucial to keep in mind that leaching will not pull all of the potassium out of the vegetable.
Again, you may season it up before consuming for preferred flavors and spices. This could be a new addition for any kidney disease individual looking for a change in their renal diet.
This vegetarian-based diet can be a great choice for people who don’t eat meat and have kidney disease. Beans can be delicious for CKD sufferers if prepared the most efficient way.
This meal is a great alternative if you’re looking to restrict potassium in your diet and include beans.
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