Healthy Living Tips

Tips to help keep your kidneys healthy:

  • Keep your blood pressure at the target set by your health care provider. For most people, the blood pressure target is less than 140/90 mm Hg. This can delay or prevent kidney failure.
  • If you have diabetes, control your blood glucose level.
  • Keep your cholesterol levels in the target range.
  • Take medicines the way your provider tells you to. (Important: Certain blood pressure medicines called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may protect your kidneys. Ask your health care provider for more information.)
  • Cut back on salt. Aim for less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day.
  • Choose foods that are healthy for your heart: fresh fruits, fresh or frozen vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Be more physically active.
  • Maintain weight according to your physician.
  • If you smoke, take steps to quit. Cigarette smoking can make kidney damage worse.

10 Super Foods for Healthy Kidneys & Kidney Disease

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  • Cabbage
  • Berries
  • Fish
  • Egg Whites
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Apples

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