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Eat these foods for healthy kidneys
December 8, 2013, 3:02 pm

A healthy kidney is as important as a healthy heart. A person with kidney problems will have issues ranging from difficulty in passing urine to puffiness around the eyes, feet and hands. Here we provide a list of foods that can help you maintain healthy kidneys.

Red capsicum: This vegetable adds flavor whether it is baked, roasted, cooked or stuffed. Capsicums help to break down waste that is in the blood, hence a prefect veggie for those suffering with kidney disease.

Egg whites: If you have kidney problems, you need protein with less phosphorus. This is when egg whites come into play as these have healthy proteins and far less phosphorus compared to other sources of protein. Keep in mind that people with kidney problems should avoid egg yolks.

Cauliflower: This flowery vegetable is an enemy for toxic compounds in your body; it is rich in indoles, glucosinolates and thiocyanates that remove toxic waste in your body. The simplest way to prepare cauliflower is to boil it and add pepper and salt.

Cabbage: A great source for phytochemicals, cabbage cuts down free radicals, which damage the body and the skin. Essentially, any fruit and vegetable that breaks down free radicals is a secret to natural glowing skin. Raw cabbage is the preferred way to consume cabbages for those going through dialysis.

Fish: With anti-inflammatory fats, omega-3 in fish can reduce kidney problems. Fish it also a good source for proteins, have it anyway you like it - crispy, baked or in amazing coconut curry.

Juice: Fruit juice or vegetable juice, both have properties to break down waste and flush them out. The juices, especially vegetable juices have phytochemicals that are great for those undergoing dialysis. Fruit juices, especially berries are rich in antioxidants that avoid issues and improve kidney health.

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