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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Vegetable to Improve Kidney Function and Drainage

2014-10-12 03:00

Vegetable to Improve Kidney Function and DrainageWhen the kidneys are damaged and lose function, they have difficult to keep fluid balance by producing and excreting urine. This can lead to a water retention condition called swelling or edema. Some vegetables indeed are helpful for improving kidney function and drainage, but they cannot solve your problem from the root. Timely and appropriate treatment is the key.

Here is a general dietary guidance to improve kidney function and drainage:

1. Drink moderate water

How much water you can drink is determined by many factors, including body weight, amount of urine output in a day. Tell us more information about you, and our online doctors can give you some suggestions.

For most people, drinking 2000ml to 2500ml water is very important. This can increase the drainage so that more wastes and toxins can be filtered.

There are several fruits and vegetables you can include in your kidney diet. The following foods have very high amount of water content which is very good for your kidneys: zucchini, tomatoes, wax gourd, bitter gourd, turnip, and cucumber.

2. Avid rich-protein foods

When protein breaks down in the body, it will produce uric acid and urea nitrogen, which are the toxins the kidneys need to eliminate. If you take too much protein, your kidneys will work harder to drain off the excessive wastes in your body, thus causing more kidney damage. Yet, you can include the following foods in your kidney diet.

- Starchy vegetables such as rutabagas, winter squash and potatoes;

-Other vegetables such as beets, eggplant, garlic, lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, celery, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, and onions.


No matter which vegetable you plant to take, moderation is the key improving kidney function and drainage naturally. Consult your dietitian is the best way to come up with a perfect diet plan.

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