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The kidneys like us most often eat 7 kinds of food, the last one you may not eat!

The 7 foods that the kidneys like best

By JessePublished 4 months ago 3 min read

Talk to your partners about the 8 foods that are kidney friendly and should be on everyone's dinner table more often!

01 Fish

The results of some large sample studies in recent years have shown that eating too much red meat is significantly associated with an increased risk of uremia, and the greater the amount of red meat eaten, the higher the risk. Appropriate replacement of pork, beef and sheep with fish, eggs, dairy products and soy will reduce this risk.

Many studies have confirmed that regular consumption of fish can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Considering that cardiovascular disease is the number one health killer of kidney patients with chronic kidney disease, eating fish regularly can have many benefits for kidney patients!

It is recommended that kidney patients do not just eat pork or beef and lamb when choosing meat, but eat fish 2 times a week, 1~2 taels each time. Kidney failure, uremia, kidney transplant kidney patients can also eat fish in moderation.

02 Milk, yogurt and other dairy products

Milk has rich nutrients, which are rich in high-quality protein, calcium, vitamin D. It can meet the nutritional needs of kidney friends, enhance physical fitness, but also strengthen bones and muscles, and drink in moderation, will not increase the burden on the kidneys.

It is generally recommended that kidney patients drink a glass of milk or yogurt of about 250ml a day (about 32g if it is milk powder), which will provide about 8g of protein.

Which milk or yogurt are quite good, mainly according to personal preference and comfort.

03 Apples, pears, blueberries and other low-potassium fruits

Fresh fruits are rich in dietary fiber, which can fight the deterioration of kidney disease.

Regular consumption of fruits such as apples, pears, kiwis, blueberries and dragon fruit is protective of the kidneys and also aids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

04 Broccoli, okra and other low-potassium vegetables

Fresh vegetables are a treasure trove of nutrients, rich in various vitamins, dietary fiber and various minerals. Increasing the consumption of fresh vegetables may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

If you are a kidney patient with severe renal insufficiency combined with high blood potassium, you need to limit potassium. The following low-potassium vegetables can be consumed at an average of about 500g per day.

05 Natural seasonings such as onion, ginger and garlic

When you have kidney disease, you will often be warned to "eat less spicy".

In fact, many spicy foods, such as onion, ginger, garlic and chili, are not harmful to the kidneys. On the contrary, using natural seasonings as a substitute for heavy seasonings such as salt, soy sauce, chicken essence and MSG can help kidney patients to better implement a low-salt diet, which is beneficial to the kidneys.

06 Olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil and other oils

Most vegetable oils such as olive oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (commonly known as "good fatty acids"), so kidney patients can cook with a variety of vegetable oils for a change.

Use less palm oil, coconut oil, lard and other saturated fatty acids (commonly known as "bad fatty acids") based oils. Recommended daily amount of kidney friends is about 30ml.

07 walnuts, hazelnuts and other nuts

Nuts are rich in a variety of cardiovascular health benefits. Nuts include: walnuts, chestnuts, cashews, pistachios, lentils, almonds, pine nuts, hazelnuts, white nuts, and seeds of peanuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds

Because kidney friends require a low-salt diet, so please choose nuts with the original flavor and no additives. However, nuts are high in calories, eat nuts, must be careful not to overdose. It is recommended that the daily consumption of nuts do not exceed 25g.

The above foods, may be due to various misunderstandings, picky eaters and other reasons, kidney friends often refuse, but in fact, are kidney-friendly foods that can often appear on our table, unless you are allergic or intolerant to a certain type!


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