Chronic kidneys are a potentially redeemable disease with some home remedies. But first, let us check out the reasons that cause kidneys failure or improper functioning of the kidney. Many things are responsible for their malfunction, like a change in the lifestyle, not having a healthy diet, going for a diet that is luscious and suits their taste buds only. Rise in alcoholism, smoking is also the reason behind it. Environment changes are also guilty of causing an upset stomach. If ignored, these troubles can become a disaster, causing many more diseases to engulf your body. Diabetes and hypertension are the main reason for causing this condition.
Here, we discuss the home remedies for Chronic Kidney Disease, which are easily available in most of the kitchens around the globe or you can avail them from your local grocery store.
Home remedies for healing chronic kidneys disease (CKD):
Drinking water, the cheapest & best way. Drink water a little more than you actually require, helps in flushing out the toxins that are residing in your kidneys via urine. It also cleans the whole urinary tracts. Drinking more water also helps to destroy the sabotage created by UTIs, which can cause kidneys infection. You can also choose to drink more fluids & juices to throw these toxins out of the body. One must have at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day, excluding the fluids that you intake in order to make your kidneys keep functioning normally
Cranberry juice is another option if you wish to throw out your kidney’s toxins. It is a good remedy for UTIs and bladder infections. The toxins that keep clinging to the bladder walls are flushed out with Cranberry juice. Cranberry juice has low potassium and proves its worth among the females who have recurrent infections. It can also be used in patients with a low kidneys function, no matter how high their creatinine level is. It is found that cranberry juice or cranberry sauces are most used by people who suffer from kidney troubles. You can also dry them and eat as salads along with your meals or have them as snacks. Most people prefer to have a sweetened version of Cranberry juices instead of water, because of its taste. Don’t follow them; go for an authentic cranberry juice in order to reap maximum benefits.
“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” this line holds true if you have a kidneys ailment, as the kidney patients have already paid so many visits to their doctor for treating it. Apple contains immense fiber and has anti-inflammatory properties, which eliminate the toxins for causing havoc in the stomach area. If you wish to make your kidneys function normally, add another vegetable with apple such asan onion and make apple onion omelet. You can also eat apples in their raw condition; make apple sauce with them, stew apples, baked apples or you can squeeze their juice and have it or in the form of apple cider vinegar. Medium size apple with its skin has no sodium, 158 grams potassium, and 10 mg of phosphorus.
Onion is a member of the Allium family and is used in many cooked dishes at home. It possesses Sulphur compounds that give it a pungent and unique smell. When cut, it makes some people cry due to the fact that it contains quercetin, a strong antioxidant that prevents your body from getting infected from many medical hazards. The water that rolls down your cheeks from your eyes also protects you from many eye disorders. Onions are low in the potassium content but are rich in chromium, a mineral that helps in eradicating the symptoms of kidneys diseases. Half of a normal size onion contains 3mg of sodium, 116mg of potassium and 3mg of phosphorus.
Berries can be of any kind, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, which are dark berries due to their respective colors have helpful nutrients and are highly anti-oxidant compounds, which help the body to protect the healthy cells from any damage. Berries prove to be the best food if you have a craving for some dessert after having your meals. Berries have the power to make your immune system stronger
Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that has proved its worth to the people with CKD. It has a low potassium level, an extremely low level of sodium, but has many other vitamins and compounds that give strength to your kidneys in functioning at a normal pace.
Red Bell Peppers:
Red bell pepper has a low amount of sodium & potassium but has anti-oxidant compounds that help healthy cells from further damage. This damage is caused by the confusion created in an auto-immune system. It helps soothing it away and improves the kidneys’ function.
Garlic is an amazing seasonal choice for CKD patients as it provides food a unique flavor. It reduces the need for excessive salt. Garlic also provides health benefits in several other ways to the body.
There are many other foods you can add in your diet to heal CKD
- Egg Whites
- Leafy Veggies-Spinach, Cauliflower, Arugula, etc.
Foods to avoid getting CKD:
There are certain foods that need to be avoided for healing one’s CKD in a perfect manner as these triggers the CKD symptoms such as
- tobacco-related products
- white potatoes
- dairy products
- egg yolks
- red meat
- pickled foods
- sugary beverages
- canned foods
- avocado and bananas etc.