The kidneys serve our body as a natural filter of the blood and removes toxins and wastes which are diverted to our urinary tracks. The kidneys are essential as they excrete wastes such as ammonium and urea which is very corrosive and can damage cells in the body on contact. They are also responsible for the reabsorption of water, amino acids and glucose, and they produce hormones that help in the production of red blood cells. Various types of cancer of the kidneys exists; the most common being adult renal cancer which can be managed by removing the kidney. So it is important to keep ones kidney not only healthy but strong too. Here are five basic ways to keep yours on the right track and moving again.
- Do not overuse over-the-counter pain medication or DSAID’s
- Exercise regularly
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetable
- Stop smoking
- Drink plenty of water and keep drinking it
Foods that are high in antioxidants can help neutralize free radical and help in protecting the body. Many of the foods that aid in this protection against oxidation are included in this kidney diet and can make an excellent choice for patients on dialysis.
This recipe is kidney friendly and simply delicious:
Stuffed Red Bell Peppers with mashed cauliflower
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- 6 tbls. Olive oil
- 1 large white onion
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 3tbls. Chopped cilantro for garnish
- 1 large egg
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 large red bell peppers cut at the crown and gutted of all seeds
- ½ cup cabbage chopped
- ¼ cup green apple diced
- 1 10 ounce salmon steak cubed
- 1 large head of cauliflower washed and smaller sections pulled apart in broken up into golf ball size bits
- 4tbls. Organic butter
- 2tbls. Whey powder
- Ground black pepper ¼ cup finely diced onions
- ½ cup Whole pasteurized milk
- 1/1/2 tsp. Sea salt
Boil the cauliflower with ½ tsp. of sea salt for 20 minutes or until soft when you insert a fork into it. It should go right through with no toughness. Once done drain cauliflower and add to medium size mixing bowl immediately add the finely diced onions, unsalted butter, ½ tsp. sea salt and milk, hand mix for 30 minutes and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Adding the finely diced onions to the still hot cauliflower gently cooks the onions to a semisoft state.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Lightly drizzle the olive oil onto a 13 by 9 inch baking dish. Add to a large mixing bowl the onions, cilantro, egg, garlic, cabbage, apples, salmon, sea salt , black pepper and mix until ingredients are combined. Then with a scooper fill your bell peppers until full and place on the baking dish.
Baked for 30 minutes uncovered until the peppers are starting to brown and the juices inside have started to seep out.
Serve on plate with a large spoonful of the mashed cauliflower and drizzle with olive oil.