Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys
Do you have problems with your kidneys such as frequent infections or kidney stones?
The kidneys are two of the body’s most important organs. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid, and they keep levels of electrolytes stable. They make hormones that help regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells, and help bones stay strong.
Diet and nutrition play a major role in making sure you have healthy kidneys. If you have concerns about your kidneys, think fresh. Fresh foods are always best, so nix foods that are prepared or packaged. A kidney-friendly diet is one in which protein, phosphorus, and sodium levels are limited. While the body needs protein for muscle growth and tissue repair, people with kidney problems often cannot rid their bodies of the waste created when the body uses protein.
Foods to include in your diet that will contribute to good kidney health are red bell pepper, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, onions, apples, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, red grapes, egg whites, fish high in omega-3’s (wild salmon, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout), and extra virgin olive oil.
Does this list of foods sound familiar? Yes, they are all heart-healthy foods as well. The heart and the kidneys work closely together so it’s no surprise that the same super foods will help keep them both in tip-top condition.
Having issues with your kidneys? In addition to making good dietary choices, whole food supplements can assist your body in the healing process and many times speed up the process.
We have a full line of whole food supplements that I’ve been successfully using with my patients for many years. In order to assess what nutrients your body is lacking, we will do a non-invasive form of testing, Nutrition Deficiency Testing. Please give us a call and come in so we can get you started on the road to wellness.
What makes Dr. Charlene Thorburn so different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is also a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.