One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Cherries

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes for adding cherries into your healthy kidney diet.

One of 15 foods excellent for kidney health cherries are full of antioxidants and help reduce inflammation when eaten daily.
They are also one of a few fruits that are very good for gout issues as well.
However, be sure to ONLY eat a small amount daily otherwise the risk of elevated potassium occurs. (I've been in trouble for this often!)

How I Use Cherries

  • washed and usually the whole bag (which raises potassium and gets me in trouble)

TRY to eat only a handful at a time because eating cherries DAILY is good for your body.

At this time the only way I eat cherries is washed and by the handful. However, I have gathered some recipes I would like to try out (they are posted in my Delicious stack) and hopefully they will become a regular part of my diet because I LOVE cherries and I know that they are VERY good for me!!

Health Benefits of Cherries

  • heart healthy
  • anti-inflammatory
  • reduces pain of gout and arthritis
  • antioxidants
  • minerals
  • vitamins A and C
  • cancer fighter
  • reduces heart disease and diabetes
  • aids in weight loss


The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy stone fruit. The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the wild cherry, Prunus aviu...

Swirly Cherry and Yogurt Ice Pops

Prep time 10 min  -  Total time 60 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
4 cups pitted Bing cherries  • 1 cup frozen lemonade concentrate  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

Mix 1 cup lemonade concentrate and Bing cherries in food processor. Process until smooth. Set aside.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds, alternating with yogurt. Gently mix layers to create a swirl effect.


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Delicious Recipe Stack

Delicious: Cherry Stack
Collection of cherry recipes in 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! ;)

Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms

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: 06/07/2012, KDB
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