Healthline describes the kidneys as "bean-shaped organs that are small but powerful," and notes that they filter waste, release hormones that regulate blood pressure, maintain fluid balance, and generate urine, among other things. When one or both kidneys are not functioning properly, waste products in the blood can accumulate to potentially fatal levels.
Avoiding the modifiable causative variables will help maintain your kidneys in excellent shape, but there are numerous things that might make the kidneys unable to execute their jobs. But, the state of your kidneys is greatly influenced by the food you eat. It has been established that a diet heavy in certain types of fiber is beneficial to kidney function.
Kidney disease and the damage it causes to the kidney and the body can be avoided with a diet higher in the aforementioned foods. Listed below are five examples of such high-fibre foods:
Several vitamins, minerals, and potent plant chemicals are concentrated in cabbage because it is a cruciferous vegetable. Insoluble fiber is provided, which helps maintain a healthy digestive system by encouraging frequent bowel movements and increasing stool size. Foods low in potassium, phosphorus, and sodium are beneficial for those with renal disease.
Healthline reports that apples are beneficial to those with renal disease because they contain very little potassium, phosphorus, and sodium. Nonetheless, apples feature high quantities of pectin, a soluble fiber whose consumption has been shown to help keep the kidneys in top form, in addition to low levels of the electrolytes indicated above.
Lettuce, or Lactuca sativa in its formal name, is a leafy vegetable with a remarkable array of nutrients. Most of the beneficial effects of eating it are thought to come from the vitamins it contains. In addition to its vitamin content, lettuce is also an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that has been linked to the reduction of hypertension, a key contributor to kidney failure.
4 green beans
Healthline reports that a cup of raw green beans has 2.7 g of dietary fiber. Green beans, once cooked (boiled), contain 4.0 g of fiber, some of which may be soluble. Increased consumption of soluble fiber has been associated with better kidney health, reduced blood pressure, and less inflammation. Low quantities of salt, which can be harmful to the kidneys, can be found in green beans.
Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, among others, have a high concentration of dietary fiber. Furthermore, they are rich in powerful antioxidant chemicals that protect cells from being damaged by free radicals.
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