One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Garlic

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes to help add garlic into your kidney friendly diet.

One of 15 foods excellent for kidney health garlic can lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation.
Garlic powder is a great substitute for garlic SALT when you need to reduce sodium in your diet.


How I Use Garlic

and how I will continue to to improve my health!
  • added to spaghetti sauce
  • added to stir fry
  • added to MANY dishes to add and enhance flavours
  • mixed fresh with butter and parsley and spread on stale bread to broil garlic toast

I do NOT like the after smell of garlic breath OR coming from the pores in your skin when you eat it raw as a help for infection.

A friend suggested I eat it raw when I was suffering issues and laid up in bed for a week so I did!

It's NOT really pleasant and I didn't care for it the first time but after that I chopped it small and drank a whole glass of water with it.

It DID help. (I would advise if you have kidney issues and any kind of illness you check with your doctor immediately because our troubles are nothing to mess around with!) However, I was not interested in more medication and I was in too much pain to go anywhere so I ate garlic.

The after effect was that the smell came off my whole body so I'm pretty sure I'll not do THAT again...the point of my story is that it DOES help but you can choose for yourself whether the benefit is worth the SMELL! 

Health Benefits of Garlic

  • improves immune system
  • fights off colds, cancer, heart disease
  • aids hypertension
  • anti-bacterial, fights infection
  • natural antibiotic
  • can treat high cholesterol
  • can lower blood pressure
  • control blood sugars 


Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, Dating back over 6,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple i...

Cold Green Bean Salad

(delicious salad uses lots of garlic)

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 20 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
1 lb. green beans (fresh)  • 4 tbsp. white vinegar  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard  • 6 tbsp. corn oil  • 6 tbsp. olive oil  • 1/2 tsp. salt  • 1/4 tsp. pepper  • 4-6 garlic cloves, crushed

Clean beans and trim ends, then cook 10 to 12 minutes.
Drain beans and rinse with cold water. Mix all other ingredients together, pour over beans and marinate in refrigerator for a few hours.

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Delicious Recipe Stack

Delicious: Garlic Stack
Recipes collected 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! ;)

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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