13 Foods That Make Your Kidneys Healthy

13 Foods That Make Your Kidneys Healthy


Hey there! We’ve been talking about your eating habits. News flash: It’s killing your kidneys! Yes, you may be able to donate one, but the
remaining kidney is vital to your survival! Let’s talk about 13 Foods That Make Your
Kidneys Happy. What do you know about sea bass? Ever heard of bulgur? Care to look at kale in a brand new light? We’ll talk about all of that and more in
a moment. First, would you like to make us happy as
well? Keep watching to the end of the video and
subscribe for more great Bestie content! Shiitake Mushrooms We’re starting off strong here, folks. You’ve most likely heard your classmates
laughing about the name ‘shiitake’ when you were a kid. Yeah, yeah, yeah… It sounds different. Get over yourselves. While the name may be peculiar, the benefits
this great food has on your kidneys is far from a joke. Shiitake mushrooms are a go-to source for
potassium. One of the kidney’s primary functions is
to balance your bodily fluids. In order to do so efficiently, potassium is
a necessity. However, if you’re a kidney patient, too
much potassium can be detrimental to their state. Carrying around 304 mg, Shiitake is a great
choice to give your kidneys that well-needed potassium boost they deserve. Cauliflower (Sarcasm) We can’t have a list about lifesaving
foods without mentioning your all time favourite vegetable… All kidding aside, did you know that 30 million
U.S. adults have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease? Another 1 in 3 American adults are currently
at risk of developing it. While it may seem like just another bland
food on your plate, your body uses cauliflower as a weapon to combat disease. Due to its high concentration of fibre, cauliflower
instantly aids your kidneys in the war against toxins. It’s high quantity of vitamin C also helps
reduce inflammation in the kidneys. Sea Bass How many times do you think we can wedge the
word “potassium” into a single video? While all sorts of fish can benefit your kidneys,
sea bass’ high concentration of potassium is ideal for balancing your fluids. However, Omega 3s fatty acid is what you should
really be focused on. Just a single serving takes care of 40 to
74% of your daily intake. Now that is one fine fish. Cabbage VOICE OF VIEWER: Cauliflower? Sea bass? Cabbage? How can we ever repay you? Just keep watching and listening. While cabbage may not be your first choice
on the menu, make no mistake, it’s certainly one of the healthiest. Cabbage is actually a great source of vitamin
K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Half a cup of green cabbage contains only
6mg of sodium and 60 mg of potassium, just enough for your kidneys to handle. Pineapple You have to admit, pineapples have a lot going
for them. They’re sweet. They’re delicious. They’re great for your kidneys. Let’s discuss the topic of kidney stones
for a second. I can feel you cringing through the computer
screen… Pineapple contains a little something called
bromelain, an enzyme that helps your digestive system while shrinking blood clots. Both of these functions work to stop the formation
of kidney stones. In addition, pineapple contains just the right
level of potassium to properly balance your fluids. Egg Whites Given our modern-day discussion on the dangers
of high cholesterol, eggs are given a bad wrap. While the yoke is a different story, egg whites
have an incredible number of benefits for your kidneys. I know we’re throwing a lot of fancy words
at you, but here’s another one… albinum. Ever heard of it? Albinum is the most common type of protein
in your blood. It assists in repairing damaged tissues and
removing excess fluids. This comes in handy when battling kidney disease. Egg whites also contain phosphorus, which
is great for strengthening your kidneys upon digestion. Onions We’re really pushing it with our food choices
aren’t we? First cauliflower? Then cabbage? Now onions? It’s just enough to make you cry… We apologize for that attempt at humour. The truth is that onions can help in your
fight against kidney disease. Like shiitake mushrooms and cabbage, onions
can join the list of well-balanced potassium foods. A regular sized onion contains only 102 mg
of potassium. They also carry quercetin, a powerful antioxidant
which detoxifies your kidneys and other organs. Blueberries On the topic of antioxidants, did you know
that blueberries are ranked the #1 antioxidant among fruits and vegetables? That’s pretty good news for anybody suffering
from bad kidneys. Just a single cup of blueberries contains
high amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. They also contain less than 150 mg of… You guessed it! Potassium. Strawberries In the “appeal” department, a lot of our
foods so far have been less than stellar. But this one’s hopefully one you can get
on board with. Most people love strawberries. While that’s not a confirmed fact, this
is… Strawberries contain a massive quantity of
antioxidants. Just half a cup carries with it around 13
mg of phosphorus and another 120 mg of potassium. We know you’re probably sick of hearing
us ramble about potassium. But to be honest, due to their concentration
of sugar, some people shy away from strawberries when taking their health into account. They don’t often factor in how the sweet
treat can prevent not only the inflammation of the kidneys, but the heart as well. Bulgur A lot of you are probably hearing this name
and running for the hills. While the word “bulgur” doesn’t exactly
spell out “tasty”, it can reduce inflammation and high blood pressure, two of the leading
factors in kidney failure. Sometimes you just have to put the strange
name aside. A cereal grain originating in the Mediterranean,
bulgur has been consumed around the world for centuries. While it is rich in both fibre and vitamins,
bulgur is also known to be an amazing source of manganese, a mineral essential to your
kidneys. Over 20 mg of your manganese intake is stored
in the organ. This works perfectly as small quantities of
the mineral are the healthiest and most efficient for your kidneys. Bulgur is great to consume as a replacement
for other not-so-healthy side items. Once you’re done watching, check out our
video on 10 Healthy Alternatives to White Rice. You may see a few other foods from this list. Turnips While we’re not expecting you to buy a plot
of land and grow the vegetable yourself, we are suggesting you at least give them a go. Head over to your local supermarket and try
them out. Turnips have been proven to fight off intestinal
problems, improve digestion, prevent cancer and lower blood pressure. As for their effects on the kidneys, turnips
contain something you definitely HAVEN’T heard about in this video… This thing called potassium? I know, we’ve just learned about it also. Carrying an average of 138 to 203 mg, turnips
also have the right balance of protein, phosphorus and sodium. Together, these nutrients can be the perfect
concoction for detoxifying your kidneys. Red Bell Peppers Let’s spice things up a little! Okay, I know you probably hate the puns. But would you rather go back to our potassium
references? To be honest bell peppers aren’t all that
spicy. They are however rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin
A and fibre. They also carry another great antioxidant
known as lycopene that can be used to prevent cancer. In terms of basic nutrients, a regular red
bell pepper includes around 3 mg of sodium, 156 mg of potassium and 19 mg of phosphorus. Kale At this point in your life, you’ve probably
been acquainted with a dreaded kale enthusiast. You know, those people who constantly mention
how great it is and how much healthier they are because of it? The unfortunate reality is, they might be
onto something. While kale is high in potassium and will exceed
your suggested daily intake, it is rich in Vitamin C. It also contains about 45 flavonoids
that assist in detoxifying the organ. Kale also contains about 15 mg of phosphorus
as well as 15 mg of sodium. Now that is bound to make your kidney happy. Chicken You know we had to give a shout out to our
meat lovers, right? What’s a nutritious food list without at
least one type of chicken? Let’s talk for a moment about fresh chicken. Particularly fresh, skinless chicken. When properly grilled, chicken can contain
the ideal ingredients for a healthy, properly functioning kidney. A three ounce piece carries just over 200
mg of potassium, just the right amount if you suffer from poor kidneys. Just 4.6% of your daily intake. If you were to eat some of this along with
a side of cauliflower, you’d be on track to changing your health for the better. Do you think you’ll start chowing down on
more of these foods? Let us know in the comment section. But not before you hit that bell and subscribe
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72 comments

  1. Do you think you’ll start chowing down on more of these foods? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  2. Great list! I've lost 110 pounds over the last few years and I've incorporated most of these foods into my diet! Thanks for sharing! xx

  3. Great info so basically once we have foods rich in potassium, vitamin C & antioxidants our kidneys are good to go !😀👏

  4. Go on ahead and make fish, cabbage and cauliflower at the same time. 👃🏼👃🏼👃🏼👃🏼😷😷😷😷

  5. The way you mentioning how much phosphorus in foods ( some say how much of the specific foods ,how many cup . ) as if as it's good for kidneys, misleading ! Phosporus deteriorates kidneys !

  6. I don't know much about eating those food for kidney, fruits only thing looks like I like on this video

  7. Chicken salad with Kale, Cauliflower, onions, bell peppers, turnips, egg whites, and a touch of vinegar salad dressing. Yummmmy!

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  9. Food stuff shown in this video is for information of the contents of various minerals etc and not to be taken altogether ! People with ckd should avoid sodium but can take potassium and phosphorous with limited extent.

  10. "🔔" I REALLY enjoyed this vid. We've got kidney prob's in the family and just couldn't figure out what to do. Does anyone know how to stop protein from dumping in the kidney? Not even the Dr.'s seem to know.

  11. Good video but get with the times. Cholesterol isn't a problem. Lectins and insulin is the trouble that makes cholesterol a problem.

  12. Really good video – love the animations and the energy of the person doing the voice over.

  13. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common risk factors for kidney disease. However, obesity, smoking, genetics, gender and age can also increase the risk😎

  14. confusing! What about kidney patients who have hyperkalemia (high potassium) which can make the heart stop. Video seems to stress the importance of having potassium yet most kidney patients have to be very careful of potassium and phosphorous.

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