March 11, 2013

Top 5 Foods for Kidney Health

March is National Kidney Month. In the spirit of promoting kidney health awareness, here are 5 foods that are beneficial to the health of your bean shaped organs.

1. Berries

This includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries (pretty much anything that ends in berry). Berries are known to be high in antioxidants and a good source of vitamin C. Antioxidants are important in aiding your body from free radicals that can cause cellular damage. Vitamin C, paired with antioxidants, helps to improve the blood flow and blood pressure throughout your entire body.

2. Turmeric

Easily distinguishable by its poignant golden color, turmeric is considered a wonder herb that is often used in Indian cuisine. This herb aids in the treatment of many health conditions, including kidney disease. It has natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and antibacterial characteristics (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205). With so many health benefits, this herb is a dream come true in helping your body stay healthy.

3. Probiotics

Probiotics are made up of good bacteria. They aid in kidney health by helping to eliminate toxins from our bodies, a job that is usually left up to the kidneys. The bacteria in probiotics are able to accomplish this by consuming waste products and excess fluids in our blood. What is the effect on your kidneys? It’s simple; with the probiotics taking over the kidney functions, the kidneys experience reduced stress.

4. Egg Whites

Adjusting one’s diet to aid their kidney health will help the body function so that it is providing maximum support to the kidneys. A good kidney diet includes protein that provides low levels of phosphorous. Egg whites are the perfect solution for protein in a person who is suffering from kidney disease.

5. Parsley

Parsley is a natural diuretic, meaning it can help increase the amount of urine leaving your body. Why is this good for your kidney health? The more urine that leaves your body, the more sodium and phosphorous that leaves too. When your kidneys are not in good shape, parsley can help them do their job.

For more information about National Kidney Month visit the National Kidney Disease Education Program.

 

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February 3, 2010

Are Organics Really Healthier?

Filed under: health diet,organic,organic foods,pesticides,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:12 pm


Organic foods are foods that are grown without synthetic additives or chemicals. It like eating food from 50 years ago, before sprays and chemicals were used in farming. Organic meat means the animals are fed with natural foods and aren’t medicated with growth hormones or other advancements.

Tests showed that 65 per cent of the regular fruit had pesticide residue, while only 17 per cent of organic fruit showed pesticide remains. In vegetables, 67 per cent showed remains of pesticides, while only 16 per cent of organic fruits did. These results included imported fruits.

Not all organic foods will prove pesticide free. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says that “there is no guarantee the product will be free from pesticides or free from residues and free from other things that are not permitted.”

A study showed that kids put on an organic diet showed no pesticides in their test samples after 7 days, when before they were consuming between 3 and 10 pesticide residues per day.

Organic foods cost more. Regular green peppers cost 1.49 dollars per pound today, whereas organic green peppers cost 1.99 dollars per pound today. Organic meat and dairy products cost a lot more than the regular options.

Organic foods have higher levels (approximately 27 percent higher) of vitamin C and magnesium than non-organics. As well, in organic livestock have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid.

Organic food is grown in lovely fertile soil. The reason it is so lovely, is because the most soil is fertilized with manure. Manure contains E Coli which may be fatal. 3 people in the US were killed in 2006 due to organic spinach polluted with E Coli.

Although organic foods may have great health benefits, they may still be unsafe. Plainly ask your organic dealer if their organic foods were grown in manure to be safe.

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