One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Cabbage

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes for adding cabbage into a diet for kidney health.

Cabbage is a kidney-friendly vegetable because it is low in potassium. It is also packed with vitamins K, C and B6 and full of fibre and folic acid as well.
Add it to your menu and try something new!


How I Use Cabbages

  • green and red mix for coleslaw
  • chopped and fried in butter
  • sometimes chopped small and mixed with grated carrot and mayo

I've also made cabbage rolls before but its a lot of work when I am the only one eating them!!

Health Benefits of Cabbage

  • treatment of: constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer's disease
  • full of vitamin C
  • antioxidant
  • rich in fibre
  • helps prevent cancer
  • full of vitamin A (good for eyes)
  • high in vitamin D
  • red cabbage powerful antioxidant


Additional Health Benefits

If you suffer from gout (arthritis) issues as I do it is important to note that cabbage is an EXCELLENT vegetable as it helps neutralize uric acid in the blood stream and cut down on flare ups or attacks.

I have added it to my diet on a more regular basis!


Cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea of the family Brassicaceae and is a leafy green vegetable. It is a herbaceous, biennial, dicotyledonous flowering plant distinguished by a short stem upon which is crowded a m...

Easy Coleslaw

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 10 min
Ingredients for 4 servings
1/2 cup shredded green cabbage  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage  • 5-6 grated baby carrots OR 1 medium carrot  • 2 tbsp mayonaisse

Shred and grate vegetables, mix in a bowl with mayo and refrigerate an hour before serving.

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Delicious Recipe Stack

Delicious: Cabbage Stack
Cabbage 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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KDB on 07/21/2013

Do you have kidney disease of some kind?Or are your kidneys healthy? In case of disease I would suggest being referred to a nephrologist who will specialize in kidney disease and then refer you to a dietitian. If you have healthy kidneys then you can probably get information from any health food store or holistic practitioner on herbal remedies, teas or other products that might be helpful. I have found that damaged kidneys lead to a lot of restrictions so I try to share the things that CAN and DO help based on my own searches and research...I am not comfortable trying things that the nephrologist wouldn't recommend because to this point my kidney care team has give me many helpful suggestions and changes that have helped a great deal and are working to improve my situation. .

Floyd Bahr on 07/20/2013

Thank you for your information. Do you know of any pills good for the kidneys?

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