How To Keep Your Kidney Healthy (recipe included)


Very known folk wisdom says “Prevention is better than cure”.

Yes that’s right and prevention lies in including a few management tips in your health routine.


Here are some tips:

Limit the work load on the kidney: You can achieve this by making certain changes in the diet to lower harmful toxins. It will ensure that the kidney eliminates the harmful, waste ingredients from the blood as well as expels it out from the body through urination. In the course of your day, the entire blood in the body gets strained more than 20-25 times. For this reason, it’s crucial that you decrease the amount of work on the kidney.

Drink plenty of fluids: You have asked yourself why is it essential to have 8-10 glasses of water per day? You can imagine a reservoir with low water levels, which may look dry, dusty, or shallow, with many objects bobbing on the surface that otherwise might be carried off downstream. This grim image is a picture of your bloodstream and kidneys when you don’t drink enough fluids. Although the kidneys act as more of a filter than a reservoir, toxins can build up if there isn’t enough water pressure to push them through to the urinary tract for excretion.

Eat cleansing foods: Eating lot of fruits and vegetables will help the kidneys remove excess acid from the body and excrete it in urine. Foods that contain antioxidants can help prevent damage to cells caused by free-radicals in the body.

  • Egg whites provide protein, addition to being the highest quality of protein with all the essential amino acids with less phosphorus than other protein sources such as egg yolk or meats.
  • Cabbage- High in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber, cabbage is also a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid. Low in potassium and low in cost, it’s an affordable addition to the kidney diet.
  • Red bell peppers- Red bell peppers are low in potassium. This tasty vegetable is also an excellent source of lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as vitamin B6, folic acid and fiber.
  • Grapes – are an excellent choice for detoxifying the kidneys as they help to flush out excess uric acid from the system.
  • Cranberries -contain an essential nutrient and antioxidant called proanthocyanidin. They are also rich in quinine, which converts to a substance called hippuric acid that helps to eliminate toxins from the body.

Magnesium Intake: Reason for high blood pressure and toxic overload when magnesium is deficient, kidney function can be largely affected. To ensure that your body is getting enough magnesium, which keeps the kidneys functioning well, make sure you eat as many dark green vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains.

Cut the Sodium, salt and protein: We are spending a lot of energy eliminating unnecessary things like excess protein, salt and even water. The kidneys being the body’s filter in removing waste will have to work harder if any of these are consumed in excess. Sodium is essential in maintaining fluid balance, but if it is consumed in excess and then not properly filtered out in someone with a kidney disease, it can cause high blood pressure and may lead to heart attack and stroke. Kidney malfunction may also occur if it has to handle excess protein (more than 1 gm. / kg of body weight), as they have to work harder to remove the blood urea nitrogen from the body. Drinking too much water when it’s not needed also puts extra stress on kidneys and can lead to renal damage.

Calcium mineral supplements: This organ, kidney, have the crucial role in calcium supplement supply in the body. Up on reduced calcium intake, a hormone is actually released. This hormone in conjunction with vitamin D encourages release of calcium through bones which is soaked up from the intestine. However though, kidney is actually actively involved in staying away from osteoporosis, excess calcium supplement in kidney stones. As a result it is essential to have an organic diet that is full of calcium and to steer clear of supplements unless informed to do so by a competent physician.

Renal friendly recipe

Vegetable patties

  • Portions: 6
  • Serving size: 2 cutlets

What do you need (ingredients):

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 cups grated cabbage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour

How to do (preparation):

First you need to steam cabbage and carrots in a pan. When half cooked, add the chopped french beans and cook until completely done. When cool, add spices, flour and bread slices (soaked in water and drained by squeezing between the palms), coriander leaves and the lime juice.

Make 12 balls and flatten each into a patty (the size of a small burger). Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil and place patties in the saucepan, two or three at a time without crowding.

It is important to flip patties over when cooked, about 2-3 minutes on each side.

You should serve this recipe hot!

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