March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is raising awareness in kidney health by urging that we get them looked at before it's too late. Like most people, we don't go about our lives wondering what condition our kidneys are in. Luckily, there are vegetables and supplements that could be taken to improve the health of our kidneys. However, before we dive into what those are, we need to first understand what the kidneys are.
The kidneys are like filters for our body, removing harmful wastes from our bloodstream, producing urine in the process. They are about the size of fists and near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage. Diabetes and high blood pressure are leading causes of kidney disease. Without proper treatment and dieting, kidney disease will result in kidney failure. Once they have failed, the only way to survive is either by dialysis or a kidney transplant. So what vegetables can include in our diet to promote healthy kidneys?
Vegetables rich in antioxidants decrease inflammation in the body. Here are some vegetables that are rich in vitamins and nutrients:
- Red Peppers
- Kidney Beans*
*It's assumed that eating kidney beans can improve kidneys health, however, only people with healthy kidneys should eat them. When added to a balanced diet, kidney beans have high levels of potassium, protein, magnesium, and phosphorus that improve your health. However, since it's the job of the kidneys to break down excess amounts of nutrients or wastes, this can be very damaging to them.
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This National Kidney Month, let's take a moment and help spread the word on bringing awareness to our kidney health!
For more info on National Kidney Month click here.