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Skipping breakfast and late dinner can lead to chronic kidney disease: 5 Foods to keep your kidneys healthy

Study shows that kidneys get affected when you have late dinner and skip morning meals. Therefore, try these 5 foods which will ensure the smooth functioning of your kidneys.

Health Desk Edited by: Health Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 10, 2020 9:41 IST
5 Foods to keep your kidneys healthy
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Kidney-friendly foods

According to a research published in the journal Nutrients, skipping breakfast and having dinner late may lead to chronic kidney disease. The study was conducted in Kanazawa, Japan on 26,000 patients who were more than 40 years of age. Unhealthy habits like having dinner within 2 hours of sleep and skipping your breakfast more than thrice a week can impact the smoothe functioning of your kidneys. Therefore, here we are with 5 kidney friendly foods which will help your vital organs healthy. Take a look

Apples

Apples have  good amount of soluble fiber called pectin that helps in reducing the risk of kidney damage and also helps lowering down the cholestrol levels in your body. Apples also contain high sources of antioxidants which helps in protecting your brain cells.

Fatty fish

Omega-3 fatty acids which are found in fish are necessary to keep your fat levels in the blood in control and also keep your blood pressure levels low. This helps in reducing the risk of kidney damage as high blood pressure is one of the major causes of Kidney malfuntion.  

Water

Undoubtedly water is one of the most important drinks. It helps the kidneys flush out toxins from the body through urine. On an average a person should drink  3.7 litres of water per day.

Egg whites

Egg whites have a good amount of kidney-friendly protein which makes it ideal for your kidneys. This is also prefered by people who have kidney ailments.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain potassium which helps in reducing the sodium levels in your body which leads to reduced risk of kidney damage. However, people having chronic kidney disease should avoid them.