The kidneys are the body’s natural filter that removes waste and excess fluid from the blood. They also produce hormones to control blood pressure, keep bones strong, and regulate levels of electrolytes in your blood.
When a person has chronic kidney disease, their kidneys cannot function at full capacity anymore. This means they have to be extra careful about what they eat or drink because everything goes straight into their bloodstream instead of being filtered first by the kidneys.
The following article will teach you how to care for your kidneys if you have chronic kidney disease!
What to Eat: Eat foods high in potassium, like bananas or apricots. Potassium helps keep the blood pressure normal and is important for kidney function. Dairy products are also a good source of this nutrient. Stay away from salty foods that can raise your sodium levels too high and cause fluid retention which will make it harder on the kidneys because they have to work even more!
Avoid alcohol consumption as much as possible since alcohol puts extra stress on the kidneys when metabolized by them into sugar; beer is worse than wine but both should be avoided if at all possible. Alcohol blocks up vitamin D stores so you might need an additional supplement of 100 IU per day for those who drink daily.