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While incorporating the right foods can support kidney health, it’s important to note that dietary modifications should be done in consultation with a healthcare professional. Here is an explanation of the best foods for supporting toxic kidneys, along with relevant references:

Bok choy: Bok choy is considered an excellent food for kidney support due to its various benefits. It contains enzymes that aid in detoxification, is rich in potassium and magnesium that help protect the kidneys, does not contain oxalates which can contribute to kidney stone formation, and is low in protein.

Apple cider vinegar: Consuming diluted apple cider vinegar may have beneficial effects on kidney health. It is believed to help maintain pH balance and support detoxification processes.

Lemon juice: Lemon juice is known for its high vitamin C content and citric acid, which may help prevent the formation of kidney stones. It can also support hydration and contribute to a more alkaline urine pH.

Celery: Celery has diuretic properties and can promote urine production, aiding in the elimination of waste products from the kidneys. It is also low in potassium and sodium, making it a suitable choice for individuals with kidney issues.

Lower protein consumption: Limiting protein intake, particularly animal protein, may help reduce the workload on the kidneys and lower the production of waste products. However, the exact protein requirements may vary depending on the individual’s condition, and guidance from a healthcare professional is important.

Potassium-rich foods: Increasing potassium intake can support kidney health. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, spinach, and sweet potatoes. However, individuals with kidney disease may need to monitor their potassium intake, as advised by their healthcare provider.

Distilled water: Drinking distilled water can be beneficial in reducing the intake of minerals and impurities that may strain the kidneys. However, it is essential to ensure adequate hydration and maintain electrolyte balance.

It’s worth noting that individual dietary needs and restrictions may vary based on the severity and specific type of kidney disease. Working with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian is essential to tailor a diet plan that meets individual requirements and supports kidney health effectively. 


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