Love Your Kidneys

Even though our kidneys are tiny, they are mighty.
Kidneys are small bean-shaped powerhouses that are responsible for filtering waste, regulating hydration, regulating blood pressure, producing urine and much more.
The kidneys perform those tasks without outside help, several conditions and practices such as poor hydration, uncontrolled blood sugar and elevated blood pressure are among the chief culprits in limiting your kidney’s ability to function.
Following a kidney-healthy diet plan may help the kidneys function properly and prevent damage to these organs. Here are some foods that will help keep your kidneys in a top-notch condition:


A cruciferous vegetable that is packed with indoles that help the liver and kidneys to detox dangerous toxins that could damage cell membranes and DNA. It’s another contentious issue, love it or hate it food. That said, have you ever tried cauliflower mash, roasted cauliflower, or cauliflower steaks? These are simple to prepare and may positively change your opinion of this kidney loving friend.


‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Who knew your grandmother was always right… right! Apples are excellent for just about anything relating to our health. High in a substance called pectin which protects you from kidney damage. The best thing is that apples are so simple to include in your diet. From simply eating one, to making homemade applesauce (great with cottage cheese) to making a simple apple and onion omelet or grating into a beetroot and apple salad. What’s stopping you.

3-Red peppers

Red peppers are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin D, folate, and vitamin B6. They are naturally low in potassium which can put added pressure on your kidneys. They make an excellent choice for a kidney friendly diet.


Not only are they delicious but blueberries have been shown to improve kidney function. Like red peppers they are low in potassium and are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can protect cells from damage.

5-Red grapes

Like blueberries, red grapes have been shown components of red grapes (skin and seed) can reverse kidney damage. But why wait for the damage when you can simply include them as part of your weekly plan.

Other great additions to your diet would be radish, cranberries, and garlic as a salt alternative.


In conclusion, kidneys play an important role in filtering the blood and eliminating waste products in the urine. Many foods may help support an already healthy kidney and prevent damage to this organ.