kidneys need no introduction. They are one of the most talked about organs in the body. These small beanbag shaped organs situated on either side of the body have a large role to play. They regulate your electrolyte balance, maintain acid-base balance of your blood (a process called homeostasis), and regulate blood pressure as well.Diet plays a key role in maintaining the health of the kidneys. There are foods that we all should eat to maintain our kidneys and there are the others that the people with kidney disease should eat (or not). Here’s what your kidneys love:
The indispensible partner-Water
Other supporting actors
# Red bell peppers - Bell peppers (red) are a good choice for the kidney, because they’re come with low potassium levels. They also packed with generous portions of vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid and fiber. The lycopene in red bell peppers acts as an antioxidant.
# Egg whites - Pure protein in egg white provides the highest quality protein and all of the essential amino acids. Egg whites also contain less phosphorus than other protein sources (such as egg yolks or meats) and are good for the kidney.
Do justice to your kidney
Kidneys are a pair of powerful, yet sensitive organs. They function round the clock and accomplish the most herculean task of getting rid of toxic wastes. Our diet should always support the kidneys, not only in terms of providing nutrition, but preventing junk that will produce more toxins.
A diet for a normal person differs considerably from a diet of a kidney disease patient. Although most of the foods we mentioned here are low in phosphorous content, it is best to consult a renal dietician for the suitable diet.