People with malfunctioning kidneys are advises to keep two things in check: their blood pressure and their sugar levels. This means forgoing foods high in salt, sugar and trans fats. It may also be important to forgoing excessive protein consumption (processed foods) and foods high in potassium and phosphorus. Specific dietary restrictions should be discussed with your health expert since individual requirements vary.
Here are three fresh vegetables that can ensure the proper functioning of your kidneys:
Cabbage: A cruciferous vegetable, cabbage is packed full of phytochemicals, chemical compounds in fruit or vegetables that break up free radicals before they can do damage.
Cauliflower: Another cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate and fiber.
Garlic: Garlic helps prevent plaque from forming on your teeth, lowers cholesterol and reduces inflammation.