These 5 superfoods are proven creatinine fighters
and kidney health boosters.
Include them in your diet to lower your creatinine
and improve your kidney function.
When optimal kidney health is your target,
there’s no getting around your diet.
Hello and welcome, this is Katherine from
In this video we are going to see some easy
but proven methods to lower creatinine levels
naturally, mainly by improving your kidney
If you want to take care of high creatinine
levels, treating the intrinsic causes is extremely
And, while we live in a drug-oriented, pill-abusing
culture, when it comes to your whole-body
health there’s still no denying that food
is the best medicine.
A lot of people say that eating healthy should
be a no-brainer for everybody but, still,
the following superfoods are often overlooked
In the next few minutes, we will make sure
that this doesn’t describe you!
First we should understand why lowering creatinine
should not be the primary target for people
with kidney problems.
What is creatinine and why creatinine levels
are considered so important?
Creatinine is a waste product.
The body metabolizes it in the muscles and
everyone has it in a certain quantity.
When your kidneys are working correctly, they
are able to filter and pass a sufficient amount
Now, people with kidney disease or impaired
kidney function have been observed to have
higher levels of creatinine, especially in
stage 3, 4 and 5 of the disease.
In short, creatinine levels increase if the
capability of the kidneys to filter wastes
in the blood declines, thus making creatinine
level a good indicator of your kidney function.
This is why the amount of creatinine in the
blood is always monitored during routinely
What can you do to lower your creatinine levels
and improve your kidney health?
Your kidney health is in direct connection
with what you eat on daily basis, and how
you treat your body.
Your daily routine, stress levels, sleep quality,
environment, level of physical activity or
lack of it, your quality of life… are all
factors in the equation of your overall health.
Diet plays a crucial role too.
It is maybe the most important factor.
So, for people who want to lower their creatinine
levels through the right dietary habits, one
of the healthiest solution is adding greens
low in potassium, phosphorus and sodium.
This is why I have put together this top 5
list of superfoods bursting with powerful
antioxidants, vitamins, and lots of micronutrients.
Add them to your diet to see a fast and lasting
improvement in your kidney health and to lower
Number 5 Organic corn on the cob
Corn is considered by many a not-so-healthy
This is mainly due its distant relatives,
corn flour, corn syrup� which are processed
foods and not the real thing.
A very high quantity of processed foods and
industrially refined corn or maize is consumed
every day, still, very few people know about
the health benefits of eating raw, organic
corn on the cob.
Raw uncooked corn is low in calories and potassium
but very high in fiber, phytochemicals and
It is a very good source of vitamins A, B,
E since those present in corn are more available
for absorption than those in most greens like
spinach or broccoli.
These antioxidants plays a crucial role in
the prevention of many chronic diseases, including
CKD and various types of cancer.
Number 4 Lemon Juice
Maybe the best way of adding lemon juice to
your renal diet is drinking it in the morning
with a warm cup of purified water.
This way lemon juice wakes up the kidneys
and the liver to pass toxins, support weight
loss, stimulates digestion and helps regulating
Lemon juice acidity has been observed to prevent
and break down the formation of kidney stones.
Number 3 Berries
While raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
are very rich in antioxidants and have a lot
of properties useful for fighting high creatinine
levels, for our purpose the best type of berries
They are in fact exceptionally useful in helping
the kidneys and the whole urinary tract.
Cranberries can enhance the natural acidity
of the urines and prevent the adhesion of
bacteria to the bladder wall.
This will prevent bacterial infections in
the urinary tract and bladder, making cranberries
a must in a well-planned renal diet.
While they could be eaten fresh, cranberries
are more widely available as juice.
Number 2 Cabbage:
Cabbage is considered one of the healthiest
foods in our diet for more than one reason.
First of all, it is low in potassium so it
is very suitable for a renal diet.
It is very rich in fiber, folic acid, vitamins
C, K and B6.
It is also full of phytochemicals, compounds
that have shown anti free radicals properties.
Cabbage is particularly rich in Sulforaphane,
a phytochemical capable of slowing down the
growth of different types of cancers, including
While cabbage is present in a variety of recipes,
to get the best from it you should try it
In fact, prepping it will reduce its nutritional
Cabbage is one of those superfoods you should
be eating daily, even if you are completely
Red bell peppers
This superfood is considered by many experts
the best thing you could be adding to your
And they are probably right: Raw uncooked
Red bell peppers do not just taste great,
eaten alone or in a salad, they are packed
with a vast number of nutrients your body
They�re especially rich in vitamin C. Just
one medium sized red bell pepper is enough
to fulfill more than your recommended daily
allowance for this fundamental micronutrient.
They have also low potassium, making them
an excellent choice for kidney patients.
Uncooked bell peppers are a great source of
lycopene, a phytochemical associated with
prevention of kidney disease, cardiovascular
disease and prostate cancer.
They are also rich in vitamins A, B6 and folic
Bell peppers can be found in different colors,
ranging from green, less mature, to yellow,
medium state of maturation, to red.
Red bell peppers, the most ripe, provide the
best amount of precious nutrients.
This doesn’t mean that you cannot eat yellow
bell peppers or than you can’t cook them,
A word of advice from Michael Wright, the
dialysis patient who was able to reverse his
stage 5 CKD
Pre-packaged processed foods may seem an easier
choice, but raw unprocessed groceries is what
your body really needs!
This is all for today!
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