The best diet for healthy kidneys

The best diet for healthy kidneys

The foods that are best for maintaining healthy
kidneys are those that generally are the
best for keeping you healthy. I would stress
keeping to a low salt diet because that will
reduce your blood pressure and whatever the
cause of your kidney disease, keeping your blood
pressure normal is incredibly important. That
said you need to be careful what you use as
a salt supplement because some of them contain
a high amount of potassium and sometimes people
with kidney disease have real problems with
their potassium.
The other foods and drinks that I think are worth considering are those that are very high
in what we call antioxidants because those
are also very good for your blood vessels, tend
to keep your blood pressure lower. I’m quite
interested at the moment in the benefits of
beetroot juice which contains a lot of a substance
called nitrous oxide which dilates your blood
vessels and will reduce your blood pressure.
But otherwise, eat sensibly, avoid a high
protein diet. Just because you leak protein
in your urine, you shouldn’t eat a high
protein diet and high protein intake puts
a great stress on the kidneys. So if you’re
dieting, do not go on to a high protein diet.
But a sensible diet, if you have diabetes,
controlling your sugars well is of paramount
importance and looking after yourself in general.

15 thoughts on “The best diet for healthy kidneys

  1. The Person In The Video: The foods and drinks you should get are the ones that are healthy.

    Me: confused like hell

  2. Liz, sorry to have to correct you, though given that I have to I am not sorry – for the sake of both you and your patients – to do so. Protein does not cause or exacerbate kidney disease, and eating more salt does not cause high blood pressure. I suspect that in common with many, if not most, other practioners, you have been misinformed, and are unknowingly and unwittingly passing on such misinformed – and injurious, even lethal – advice to your patients. But don't take my word for it: Dr Bernstein is a Type 1 diabetic of 73 years standing who is still practising as a diabetes specialist; Dr Jason Fung is a nephrologist; Dr James DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research fellow and associate editor of BMJ Open Heart journal; If you are pressed for time, Liz, you may wish to fast forward to 1:31:55. There are plenty of other principled and rigorous nutrition scientists, notably Zoe Harcombe, whose YouTube presentations I would recommend.
    Some book titles include "Lore of Nutrition" by Tim Noakes and Marika Sboros, "Malignant Medical Myths" by Joel Kaufman, "Misguided Medicine" by Colin E. Champ, and James DiNicolantionio's "The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got it All Wrong and How Eating More Might Save Your Life".

  3. Hello mam would you plz answere about creatine supplement does it damages kidney. i just recently started exercise and i am not sure about it should i use or not by the way i already using it from 3 days 5 grams per day.

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