Change Diet for those Failing Kidneys
Do you ever think about your
kidneys? Probably not – right? Even though they work every day, around the
clock to filter 200 quarts of fluid - WOW. We take them for granted, until
there are problems. Millions of folks have kidney disease, and it is often associated
with uncontrolled diabetes or elevated blood pressure.
Symptoms of kidney problems: a
sudden weight gain or swelling in hands and feet. Your lab work may show that there protein spilling
into the urine.
Are there dietary changes to make if your
kidneys are not doing so well? The answer is yes. Be sure to go by the suggestions of your physician, of course.
Nutrients that may put a strain on our kidneys:
Use a small amount of protein in
soups, stews, casserole and stir frys where the focus is NOT on the protein, but on the other ingredients.
Focus on fruits and vegetables, rice and pasta – all naturally
low in sodium.
Season with black, herbs and spices, and flavorful vinegars.
These foods are naturally lower
apple, berries, and grapes
green beans, squash, and carrots
oats, and pasta