The main role of the kidneys is to remove waste, purify the blood and produce hormones, as well as regulate the amount of water and minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and bicarbonate in the body. Renal failure occurs when kidneys lose their ability to filter blood from toxins and creatinine in the blood, the formation of fluids and salts in the blood and accumulation of harmful waste in the body. And when kidneys fail to function fully and raise blood pressure and keep the body excess fluids (the kidneys continue to work efficiently after the loss of a large part of its functions Tie up to 15%), then you should get treatment to replace the work that was done by the kidneys, hence, the need for a treatment known as blood dialysis, who shall liquidate the blood to rid the body of harmful waste and excess salt and water through a device called artificial kidneys.
- Make sure to eat three meals a day, and if you want a snack, have a vegetable salad or a chicken sandwich.
- Eat vegetables and fruits every day.
- Cereals: White grains of wheat, rice, pasta and oats are recommended for containing low phosphorus.
- Choose lean red meat, skimmed chicken, and grilled or boiled seafood. Refrain from eating fatty meats, smoked foods and fried foods. You can eat a boiled egg daily.
- Eat low-fat dairy products, as long as you do not exceed 1/2 liter of milk or yogurt daily. Eat cheeses that are low in fat.
- Reduce your salt consumption as the abundance of salted substances causes increased body fluid, high blood pressure and increase the feeling of thirst. Keep in mind that preserved foods may contain a high amount of salt (sodium). Avoid smoked fish, processed meats, ready-made soups, crisps, yellow cheese, pickles, sauces, and dried and canned foods.
- Replace saturated fats such as margarine and butter with cold-pressed vegetable oils such as olive oil, sesame and linseed oils. Avoid hydrogenated oils (vegetable ghee) and their products from biscuits, pies and processed sweets.
Herbal and Dietary Supplements:
- For low-phosphorus foods: Limit the intake of fish, yellow cheese, whole wheat, nuts and legumes to twice a week.
- For a Low Potassium diet: Eat Moderately Apples – Grapes – Lemon – Cucumbers – Carrots – Grape leaves – Lettuce – Broccoli – Radish – Pasta – Rice – Tea. Eat sparingly: Pear – Pineapple – Cherry – Strawberry – Plum – Okra – Peas – Eggplant – Pepper – Beans – Cabbage – Zucchini – Mallow. Avoid as much as possible: dried fruits – berries – bananas – oranges – potatoes – peach – kiwi – guava – mango – pumpkin – apricot – beet – potatoes.
- Vitamin D and calcium: are essential for maintaining bone strength and health.
- Folic acid and vitamin E: Important for kidney health and circulatory system.
- Milk Thistle: An antioxidant that helps the kidneys work better and protects them from harmful effects.
- Barley: Drink Barley water daily as it leads to the cleansing of the kidneys of salts and diuresis.
- Flaxseeds: reduce the amount of creatinine and improve kidney function, as Omega-3 acids are anti-inflammatory.
- Chitosan: Reduces the amount of creatinine and cholesterol level, and prevents the accumulation of toxins and constipation.
- Celery and parsley tea: is a diuretic and prevents the accumulation of fluids and toxins in the body.
- Cranberry juice: Take it twice a week as it prevents bacteria from sticking to the kidney wall.
- Spirulina: A study found that it has the ability to get rid of the side effects of some drugs that affect the kidneys.
The instructions and recommendations mentioned in this diet are general guidelines and do not take into account differences between individuals. Any health condition should be treated by a specialist and we advise you to consult your doctor before taking any product that may affect your health.