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Super foods for Your Kidneys

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by vgmforbin
March is National Kidney Month. Do your kidneys a favor and fill up on these superfoods.

March is National Kidney Month. Do your kidneys a favor and fill up on these superfoods.

In recent years, scientists have pinpointed certain foods as “super foods”. In addition to stimulating overall health, these foods are great for kidney health as well. Many super foods contain antioxidants and other health-promoting properties that are good for your kidneys. While super foods are good for everyone, the following items have been shown to have a positive effect on kidney health:

Red bell peppers are low in potassium and are packed with vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid and fiber. Red bell peppers can be mixed into salads or used to top sandwiches.

Garlic may not smell so good, but it has been shown to reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol. Use garlic powder to add extra flavor to your meals without adding extra sodium.

Apples are high in fiber and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease, and decrease your risk of cancer.

Blueberries get their blue color from antioxidant compounds and contain lots of vitamin C and fiber. Like most berries, they are delicious on cereal or in smoothies.

Egg whites are pure protein along with all of the essential amino acids. Use them for omelets or egg white sandwiches.

Olive oil contains an anti-inflammatory fatty acid as well as antioxidant compounds that prevent inflammation. It can be used in cooking or to make salad dressing.

Red grapes get their color from several flavonoids which help prevent blood clots and inflammation. Grapes make a tasty snack or can be added to fruit or chicken salad.

March is National Kidney Month and LA Medical urges you to give your kidneys a thought and a check up to make sure that they are working properly. If you aren’t in as good of health as you used to be, we can also help you find the products from our online catalog that you need to keep you happy and independent in your home.