May 2015 Issue

Eating to Protect Your Kidneys

Keep your kidneys healthy by trimming sodium and eating more fruits and vegetables.

Your kidneys work hard every day to filter out wastes from your bloodstream. Unfortunately, an estimated twenty million Americans have impaired kidney function, and many donít even know it. Most people wonít progress to complete kidney failure, but kidneys that donít work well raise the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis and anemia. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in America. But if we take care of our kidneys, theyíll take care of us, and diet can help.

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