5 must have foods for healthy kidneys

6 must have foods for healthy kidneys (Getty Images)
If you are on dialysis or have chronic kidney disease, you will be happy to know that there are several natural super foods that can help your kidneys recover faster.

They are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that help strengthen the kidneys and are also beneficial for patients who have undergone transplant. But you must eat them only at the advice of your doctor.

Red bell peppers: They are low on potassium and rich in vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid and fiber. They are also rich in lycopene that helps keep cancer at bay. Eat them roasted or chop them in salads and enjoy.

Apples: Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, fibre and vitamins, apples reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation and keep kidneys healthy. Raw, cooked, or juiced, they are healthy in every form.

Cranberries: They are a natural cure for urinary tract infections as they increase the acidic level of urine, making it bacteria unfriendly. They also prevent cancer.

Fish: Consuming fish thrice a week can lower your cholesterol, reduce inflammation in body and fight against cancer as they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants.

Egg whites: Egg whites are a light source of protein that is easily assimilated by body. They are also low in potassium content. Have them poached or boiled.


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