Foods that benefit your kidneys

Published On: Jul 19 2012 12:50:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2012 03:42:13 PM EDT

Kidneys are hard working organs. They filter nearly 200 quarts of blood and eliminate waste everyday.


According to the Mayo Clinic, kidney disease is more likely to affect people over the age of 65 and those who are black, Native American or Asian American. However, people can lower their risk for contracting a kidney disease by making healthy lifestyle choices.


Using pain relievers such as Advil, Tylenol, Motrin and the like can damage the kidneys if used too often. It is important to avoid smoking, which makes kidney disease worse.


Certain foods can help kidneys function properly. According to, some of these foods include: egg whites, apples, berries, cauliflower, red peppers, brown rice, quinoa and lentils. It is best to avoid salty and fatty foods. Maintaining a balanced diet is the best solution for good kidney health.