10 Nutrient-Rich “Superfoods” for the Kidney Diet

10 Nutrient-Rich “Superfoods” for the Kidney Diet

Kidney Disease, Renal Diet
Stephanie Legin, RD, LDN Renal Dietitian What Are “Superfoods”? “Superfoods” are unprocessed whole foods that contain plentiful amounts of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals that have been shown to have protective health benefits.   For people with kidney disease and everyone else, incorporating foods high in antioxidants on a daily basis may help prevent or slow the progression of other chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s that are caused by oxidative stress. Antioxidants to combat inflammation Individuals at any stage of renal disease have a greater risk of oxidative stress and inflammation than individuals with healthy kidneys.   Research shows a strong correlation of increased oxidative stress with the degree of renal failure.  Antioxidants help to neutralize harmful molecules called free radicals that contribute to oxidative stress.  Free radicals…
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