One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Strawberries

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes on adding strawberries to your healthy kidney diet.

One of 15 foods excellent for kidney health strawberries have two kinds of antioxidants and vitamin C, manganese and fibre. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and keep your heart healthy.

How I Use Strawberries

and will continue for the health benefits!
  • washed and by the bowlful
  • sometimes with cream and a bit of sugar
  • sometimes with a bit of sugar just to make juice and with angel food cake and ice cream
  • sliced into a salad with baby spinach, slivered almonds and raspberry vinaigrette dressing
  • mixed into a fruit smoothie with other fruit

I will continue to search recipes and try them until I have found other useful ways to include strawberries in my diet.

At this point I'm just happy to eat them either whole or cut in half. I don't need sugar or cream, I just love the sweetness of the berry by itself!!

Health Benefits of Strawberries

  • antioxidants
  • boost immunity
  • good for your eyes
  • fight cancer
  • vitamin C
  • fight bad cholesterol and heart disease
  • reduces inflammation
  • lower blood pressure
  • fibre boost
  • help weight loss
  • folate

Wikipedia

The garden strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa, is a hybrid species that is cultivated worldwide for its fruit, the strawberry. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It...

Strawberry Almond Salad


Prep time 65 min  -  Total time 70 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
1 cup cottage cheese  • 1/2 cup nonfat or light sour cream  • 1/4 cup honey  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) fresh raspberries  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) fresh blueberries  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, dry roasted

Process cottage cheese in a food processor until smooth.
Refrigerate for 8 hours in an airtight container.

With cottage cheese in a bowl; gently fold in sour cream, honey, almond extract.

When it's time to serve, slice strawberries and mix with other berries in a bowl.
Into individual dessert dishes, spoon 1/3 cup berries. Cover each with 2 tbsp of the cream mixture.
Top with sliced almonds.

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My Commentary

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a Dr.or other medical professional. I AM a sufferer and fighter of Polycystic Kidney Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout. Any information I share has been researched on the internet or has been given to me via papers and printed information from my Drs., nurses, dietician, social workers or other health care professionals. I mean NO harm to anyone and I advise you BEFORE using any information I have provided to CHECK with YOUR health professionals and doctors. I simply want to share what I am learning throughout my own personalized journey to wellness. It has been said, "Write what you know." THIS I know because I live with it DAILY. Having said that:

Food has been a struggle for me for a long while now but I MUST work at this and TRY hard to eat right and healthy and improve as much as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can so I figured if I am struggling with these things DAILY and doing all this work and learning ANYWAY, why not SHARE things that I am learning with others and make their journey a little bit easier for them too.

SO, I started these pages as a help BOTH for myself and for YOU.

If it is helpful PLEASE feel free to let me know! ;)

This is a HARD process and journey to wellness and I hope that if even for a moment, even ONE item or idea or trick that I share makes your journey lighter or easier then I have given purpose and meaning to the reasons why or how this has been MINE as well.

I always wish you well and good luck with your journey too. xo

Updated: on 06/07/2012, KDB
 
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