Kidney disease is a big problem amongst diabetics, and can be one of the main causes of kidney failure. The good news is that by making certain changes to your diet and lifestyle you may be able to prevent it, or if you already suffer from kidney disease, you might be able to reverse it.
Please note that if you suffer from kidney disease, it is important to consult your doctor before making drastic changes to our diet and lifestyle, and that not all cases may be reversible.
Cut back on high-protein meat as it makes the kidney’s workload much bigger. This is why low-protein diets are often recommended for people with serious cases of kidney disease.
Eat small amounts of plant-based protein as these are a good source of essential amino acids, and they contain less protein than other sources. Good sources of plant-based proteins are nuts, tofu, peanut butter, and beans.
Decrease your salt intake. Too much salt in your diet can mean higher blood pressure, which generally worsens kidney disease. Replace salt with salt-free herbs, spices, or lemon juice to add flavor when cooking.
Keep potassium levels to a minimum to control your heartbeat. Higher potassium levels during heart disease may cause abnormal heartbeat, which affects various things like blood flow, blood pressure, and oxygen levels in the body. To help control potassium levels, increase your intake of fruits like grapes, cherries, berries, peaches, plums, apples, and watermelon.
Certain vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cabbage, celery, cauliflower, lettuce, peppers, green beans, and zucchini.
Kidney disease can cause your iron levels to decrease, so making sure you replace lost iron is vital. Include beans, lentils, white meat chicken, and other high-iron food into your diet.
Make sure to keep your body regular by including whole grain foods such as brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, and whole grain pasta into your daily diet.
Kidney disease is serious and may require the use of medication, dialysis and even a kidney transplant to reverse the effects.
Controlling Blood Sugar Levels to prevent Kidney Disease
Controlling your blood sugar levels can help prevent various different diabetes-related issues, including kidney disease. We recommend following a low GI diet, like the Manna Diet, exercise each day for at least 30 to 45 minutes and take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement to help regulate blood sugar levels the natural way. Even if you do have kidney problems, you can still use the Manna Blood Sugar Support as a supplement, because this product does not put any strain on your kidneys.