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There are bean-shaped organs inside your body called the kidneys. Your kidneys are one part of your urinary system. Every day, about 200 quarts of fluid are filtered by your kidney; without it, one cannot live. Your body balances fluids and electrolytes, essential minerals that include sodium and potassium, with the help of your kidneys.

You kidney-

  • Regulate the body’s fluid levels
  • Filter waste and toxins from your blood
  • Release hormone ( regulated blood pressure) 
  • Activate vitamin D to maintain healthy bones
  • Keep blood minerals in balance (sodium, phosphorus, potassium) 
  • Release hormone ( directs production of red blood cells)

First, your kidneys must be healthy to do all the work. To avoid kidney-related disorders, you can make a small change in your diet that helps you keep your kidneys healthy. 

Foods for kidney health and function

For the body’s overall health, kidneys are important. Drinking enough water and some foods- such as dark leafy greens, oily fish, and berries can help to keep them in good shape.

  • Water: Our body’s cells use water to transport toxins into the bloodstream. Hence, it is very important for your body. Kidneys use water to create urine that transports toxins out of the body. So, drinking enough water is essential for your kidney health.
  • Fatty fish: Our body can make most of the fats but not omega-3 fatty acids, so our body needs foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna, and other cold-water fatty fish. High blood pressure can put your kidney at risk; omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce blood fat levels and lower blood pressure.
  • Cauliflower: Cauliflower contains many nutrients, including vitamin K, folate, fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is high in vitamin C and full of compounds- indoles, glucosinolates, and thiocyanates that help the liver to neutralize toxic substances that can damage DNA and cell membranes.
  • Berries: Dark berries such as blueberries, red grapes, cherries, strawberries, and raspberries are a great source of helpful nutrients and antioxidant compounds and protect the cells from damage. Blueberries can protect against diabetes, heart, and other diseases.
  • Garlic: Garlic can give other food a satisfying, full flavor that may reduce the need for extra salt and offer a range of health benefits. The antimicrobial properties of garlic help prevent plaque from forming on your teeth, lower cholesterol levels, and reduce inflammation.
  • Onions: Onion is a basic flavoring in many cooked dishes and is rich in flavonoids, especially quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that may reduce heart diseases and help protect against many cancers. They are low in potassium and a good source of chromium (which helps with carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism).
  • Cabbage: Cabbage is a full pack of phytochemicals. It is a compound in vegetables and fruit that breaks up oxidants before they can do damage and also protects cells from damage that could lead to cancer.
  • Apples: Apples are high in fiber and anti-inflammatory compounds, help reduce cholesterol levels, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease, and reduce cancer risk.
  • Egg whites: Egg whites are pure protein with all essential amino acids. For the kidney diet, egg whites provide protein with less phosphorus than other protein sources (egg yolk, meat).
  • Olive oil: Oleic acid, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid, is present in olive oil, which is also a good source of polyphenols and antioxidant compounds that help to prevent inflammation and oxidation.

Healthy diets give you good nutrition, help you manage a healthy weight, maintain your immune system, provide you with energy, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Do not ignore your symptoms if you have any concerns; consult your healthcare provider and book your KFT test with Us. At Redcliffe Labs, the KFT Test price starts at just Rs. 349. So Book your test now and lead a healthy life ahead. Healthy body, healthy life.

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