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Foods and Drinks to Maintain Your Kidneys Health

by Gauri Kolhe

Kidneys are complex structured vital organ designed to excrete out all the waste material   and toxins from the body. Around 1 in 5 adults have the risk of having chronic kidney disease while women are more likely to chronic kidney disease in comparison to men.

Current lifestyle and daily routine of a person has a significant effect on kidneys especially food such as fast food, processed food etc.

Change in lifestyle and food habits can help you to maintain your kidneys’ health even small change in choice of food can be proved friendly to your kidneys.

Some of the food and drinks are listed below that helps to maintain your kidneys’ health.        


When it comes to food cauliflower is the first one in the row of food maintains your kidneys health. Cauliflower is enriched with folate, vitamin C and fiber content. It also contains indloles and glucosinolates that help to neutralize toxins present in your body.

Stir fry cauliflower with potato and have it or you can also stir fry with other vegetables such as carrots and peas this gives color to your dish as well as antioxidants and other phytochemicals.

You can also have as creamy soup by steaming and mashing it.



Mushroom is good food that prevents kidney diseases as they contains vitamin D essential to regulate kidney function. Just stir fry some mushrooms either alone or add some carrot and peas. You can also bake or roast mushrooms to add in your diet.

 Kidney failure is a big issue as more than 2, 00,000 cases have been reported every year so it is more important to keep them healthy. Eat these foods and give your kidney a healthy life.


The refreshing fruit and favorite of almost all the people in summer, watermelon is another food that maintains your kidneys health. This contains lycopene an antioxidant that scavenge free radical that plays an important role in developing medical condition.

This also prevents kidney injury. That’s why watermelon called as kidney friendly food. You can have Watermelon simply by cutting and serving instantly. You can also make juice from watermelon and drink it instantly.


Berries are another colorful food that helps you to protect your kidneys from chronic kidney disease. Barriers are enriched with antioxidants that are known to have free radical scavenging properties that helps you to fight against inflammation and improve bladder and kidney function.

Barriers such as strawberries also packed with manganese, fiber, folate, vitamin C that provide nourishment to your kidneys. Raspberries are other berry that contains ellagic acid that neutralizes free radicals.

You can add berries to your diet in the form of smoothie or enjoy them fresh and raw.



Cranberries are not only enriched with antioxidant they also work as natural antibiotics and treat urinary tract infection. Cranberries also help to treat calcium oxalate kidney stone, ulcers and bacterial infection in kidneys. Cranberries You can have them as fresh or as 100% juice.


Citrus family of fruit is always beneficial to health in many ways especially lemon. Lemon is packed with citric acid and vitamin C. this helps to maintain pH in the body and also prevent kidney diseases.

You can consume lemon by squeezing in glass of warm water or add to your salads and flavor your food with lemon.

Apple cider vinegar

When it comes to food that helps you to maintain kidneys health, apple cider vinegar is another food that you can have as food as well as drink.

This prevents the accumulation of bacteria on the wall of bladder and also helps to dissolve kidney stones. Apple cider vinegar promotes production of hydrochloric acid and alkalizes blood and urine.

To add in your diet just take tablespoon vinegar and add it o a cup of water. This drink gives you refreshment and dilution with water tone down the acidic flavor.

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