One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Apples

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes for adding apples to your kidney-friendly diet. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away!

One of 15 foods excellent for your kidney diet, apples are anti-inflammatory and high in fibre. They also reduce cholesterol, prevent heart disease and decrease risk of cancer. Excellent reasons to add them to your diet!

How I Use Apples

and will continue to do for optimum health!
  • grab and eat
  • cut in quarters and remove core and seeds
  • cut into quarters and then each quarter into two slices and spread with peanut butter
  • chop and put in tossed salad
  • baked apple with cinnamon, raisins and bit of brown sugar

I also like apple chips and dried apples for a snack.

Apples have always been my favourite and something that my father and I shared.

Whenever he was in the hospital (which he was quite often with this illness and other complications) I would tell my mom to go get him the biggest, juiciest apple she could find and bring it to him from me. He'd know then that I was thinking of him and worrying about him. ;)

I also eat applesauce...not homemade though I probably should learn to make it but, snack packs. I also like the pomegranate- and cranberry-apple mixes.

I will continue eating apples in whatever way I enjoy them because not only do I know they are good for me but also I LOVE them anyway!!

Health Benefits of Apples

  • whiter, healthier teeth
  • avoid Alzheimer's
  • protect against Parkinson's
  • avoid all kinds of cancers
  • decrease risk of diabetes
  • reduce cholesterol
  • healthier heart
  • prevent gallstones
  • beat diarrhea and constipation
  • neutralize irritable bowel syndrome
  • avert hemorrhoids
  • control weight
  • detoxify liver
  • boost immune system
  • prevent cataracts 
  • stronger bones

Wikipedia

The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans....

Apple Grape Salad


Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 15 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
2 apples, cubed  • 1 cup halved grapes  • ½ cup chopped celery  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt  • 1/3 cup sour cream  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts.

In a small bowl, mix yogurt, sour cream, and lemon juice.
Mix with fruit.
Chill.
Serve.

Recipe  0.0/5 Stars (0 Votes)

Delicious Recipe Stack

Delicious: Apple Stack
Recipes collected into a stack on Delicious. NOT all recipes are healthy or kidney friendly but once you learn what IS you can tweak recipes to suit you by having MORE of the acceptable ingredients and LESS of the not so good! ;)

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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: 06/06/2012, KDB
 
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