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These SIX foods are good for your kidneys

By Vipul Jain
February 16, 2019 08:07 IST
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It's high time you included garlic, ginger, strawberries in your diet, says Vipul Jain.

Strawberries are good for your kidneys

Photograph: Kind courtesy Tetsumo/Wikimedia Commons

Nutrition and diet play a significant role in managing kidney disorders.

It is a progressive disorder and may lead to serious complications if not paid proper attention.

These are just some food friends you'll need to bond with in order to manage your kidneys.

1. Garlic

Garlic has been acknowledged to be a powerful antioxidant, which is helpful in reducing inflammation.

Various studies have configured its increasing role in reducing renal reperfusion, i.e. accumulation of toxic wastes in the body.

Regular consumption of garlic is directly associated with reduced evidences of kidney failure and kidney related mortality.

2. Capsicum

Capsicum is a highly nutritious food supplement that helps in reducing the production of free radicals in your body.

These free radicals are evidently responsible for damage at tissue level and cellular level, leading to more serious health related complications.

Besides, they are also useful in building healthy immune system that can prevent you from multiple autoimmune disorders.

3. Strawberries

These tasty fruits have been found to have anti inflammatory and anti carcinogenic properties.

Strawberries are being identified to be powerful in reducing production of toxic compounds, thus can be helpful in minimising burden on our kidneys.

4. Turmeric

In many countries of the world, the wonder spice of India; turmeric is highly appreciated for its antifungal, anti inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

You can very well incorporate it in your day to day diet; apart from adding flavour to the food, it has number of health benefits listed above.

For those, whose diet does not contain turmeric can have through turmeric supplements that are available in capsule or tincture form as well.

5. Ginger

Ginger is identified as an excellent herb, which can improve functional attributes of kidneys.

They are helpful in food digestion, improvement in blood purification and increase in the flow of oxygenated blood towards kidneys.

Those, who are suffering with urinary discomfort, can get lot of relief, if they regularly consume ginger.

6. Carrots

Carrots essentially contain water soluble vitamin A, known as Beta carotene.

They helpful in filtering toxins from the blood through a process of purification and further allow prevention of urinary tract infections.

Besides, they contain higher concentration of pectin, which is involved in reduction of creatinine level, which is identified to be the marker significantly showing kidney related stress and functional issues.

Scientists have further suggested pectin to be natural therapy for chronic kidney disorders.

However, kidney diseases and reduced functional attributes may lead to severe functional complications and hence, should never been ignored.

Lead image published for representational purposes only.

Vipul Jain is CEO, Advancells that provides stem cell therapy solutions.

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