The quick and easy things you can do right now that may aid in the prevention of life-threatening kidney disease.

Whether you’ve already run into issues or are simply looking to prevent kidney disease down the road, there are 5 simple and easy things you can do right now to potentially better or sustain your kidney health, and they’re all 100% natural.

1. Add These Foods to Your Diet

Some foods boost the performance of your kidneys while others simply stress or damage their functionality. If you’re looking to improve your kidney health your diet is one of the most important things you can focus on.

Go Organic – The pesticides added to non-organic foods have been found to add to kidney inflammation. Organic foods and produce contain fewer to no pesticides, are a much smarter and safer choice if you’re looking to support kidney health.

Switch to Plant-based, Whole Foods – A plant-based diet means eating mostly whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, unsalted nuts and healthy oils. It also means reducing animal foods such as dairy, eggs, fish, meat and poultry.

Studies show that a plant-based diet can help you keep a healthy weight, lower cholesterol, improve antioxidant levels, as well as improve and prevent kidney disease. DaVita, one of the largest kidney dialysis networks in America, suggests adding these specific foods to your diet to help improve kidney health:

  • Red bell peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Red grapes

2. Monitor and Limit These Foods

Eliminating or limiting these foods from your daily diet is just as important as adding plant-based and organic, whole-foods. Together, they can work to improve or sustain good kidney health (according to the National Kidney Foundation):

  • Dairy
  • Meat
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Phosphorous
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Frozen Meals
  • Process Deli Meats
  • Soda

3. Take Supplements

Maintaining the perfect diet isn’t always easy, which is why taking supplements to promote good kidney health is an easy and effective way to support overall kidney wellness without all of the guesswork.

Numerous studies and years of research have shown the proprietary blend of ingredients that are formulated in Kidney “Stuff”™ may help support overall kidney health and function.*

The all whole food and plant-based formula is rich in Omega 3’s, lignans, important vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. These are all the important nutrient precursors that enable the Kidney “Stuff” ™ formula to support your kidney health and function, and boost your body’s natural ability to heal itself.*

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4. Exercise Regularly

Try to get out for a walk everyday. Even a 10 minute walk is great for your physical health and mental well being. As you build strength try adding some weight bearing exercises to your routine a few days a week. There are so many ways and options to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Take a yoga class, go for a bike ride, join a gym, participate in a bowling or baseball league or stay home and just turn on some music and dance!

5. Hydrate, But Don’t Overdo It

Some people with kidney disease are limited in their fluid intake. We suggest getting as close to consuming 64 oz of liquids daily when using supplements or eating foods that contain additional fiber. You should always consult with your doctor who knows your medical history best and follow their recommendations.