Eating Right for Healthier Kidneys
According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease and approximately 26 million Americans have the disease. If you have chronic kidney disease, what you eat and drink can help slow the progression of the disease. Cooking and preparing your food from scratch can help you eat more healthfully. Choose and prepare foods with less salt, because controlling blood pressure helps with kidney health. Your diet should contain less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Program. Talk with your doctor about the correct amount for you. Also, choose foods that are heart healthy. This helps to keep fat from building up in your blood vessels, heart and kidneys.
–Sources: National Kidney Disease Education Program; National Kidney Foundation