Aman Puri, Founder, Steadfast Nutrition
Our human body is quite a complex as well as magnificent creation of nature. We are blessed with all the vital organs. It’s the kidneys that help our overall functioning in numerous ways. While the kidney as an organ is quite robust, there are rising cases of kidney diseases and organ failure in the country. Our lifestyle, eating habits, and sleeping patterns determine our overall wellbeing. We must take care of this vital organ of ours by consuming the right nutrition, taking enough water, and getting adequate sleep. This will help improve the longevity of the kidney.
Better kidney function leads to a better quality of life, removes toxins from our body, releases hormones that regulate blood pressure, ensures proper functioning of the genitals, produces urine and much more. Cabbage and cauliflower, which are rich in potassium, are among the best foods for kidney health.
Take foods rich in omega-3 fats since they lower both blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure (BP)- high BP is a risk factor for kidney disease. Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium that may nullify the harmful effect of sodium and reduce its effect on the kidney. Berries, which include strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, are rich in antioxidants and nutrients. Another kidney-friendly food is apple that is rich in fibre pectin. Pectin may lower some risk factors for kidney damage, such as high blood sugar and cholesterol.
On this occasion of World Kidney Day, let’s pledge to safeguard this organ by giving it the right nutrition, sleep, and water.