Do’s and don’ts for kidney health Kidneys are vital organs that clean your blood from waste products; therefore it is important to keep a tab on your kidney health. Regular health screening and checkups help to keep track of your kidney health.
Do’s and Dont’s for kidney health
|Keep yourself hydrated||Don’t over-hydrate yourself|
|Consume fruits and vegetables that are good for kidney health||Don’t smoke|
|Use natural herbs and spices to prepare food||Keep a tab on sugar and salt|
|Exercise daily||Quit alcohol consumption|
1. Hydrate but don’t overdo:
Keep yourself sufficiently hydrated by drinking at least 3-4 liters of water per day. Excessive water consumption may cause over-hydration resulting in a decrease in sodium levels in your blood.
2. Diet Basket:
A] Consume low oxalate food including vegetables like cauliflower, cucumbers, onions, radishes, turnips, mushrooms, eggplants, broccoli, and green beans.
B] Fruits (peaches, plums, apples, cherries, red grapes, cranberries, and melons) are good for kidney health.
C] Dairy products, poultry, fish (salmon), white rice, white pasta, and white bread provide balanced nutrition.
D] Consume natural herbs and spices like mint, ginger, garlic, turmeric, and mustard. They possess anti-inflammatory, detoxification, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
E] Consume olive oil, peanut oil, and corn oil which have unsaturated fat.
F] Reduce salt intake to around less than 5g per person per day.
G] Avoid regular consumption of non-prescribed over-the-counter pills. Most common pills for the common cold, headaches contain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory properties which damage kidney functions.
3. Exercise regularly:
Engage in any exercise that increases the blood flow. Running, cycling, weightlifting, or rope jumping is good for people with kidney problems. Keep a regular tab on your blood pressure.
Therefore, what you do every day matters for keeping up with your kidney’s health.