Do’s and don’ts for kidney health

Do's and don'ts for kidney health

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 

Do’s Dont’s
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.