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Here are the top 15 kidney-friendly foods with antioxidants that you may want to include in your healthykidney diet.1. Red bell peppers1/2 cup serving red bell pepper = 1 mg sodium, 88 mg potassium, 10 mg phosphorusRed bell peppers are low inpotassiumand high in flavor, but that’s not the only reason they’re perfect for the renal diet. These tasty vegetables are also an excellent source ofvitamin C and vitamin A, as well as vitamin B6, folic acid and fiber. Red bell peppers are good for you because they contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against certaincancers.To include red bell peppers in the kidney diet, eat them raw with dip as a snack or appetizer, or mix them into tuna or chicken salad and serve on crackers or bread. You canalso roast peppers and use them as a topping on sandwiches or lettuce salads, chop them for anomelet, add them tokabobs on the grillorstuff pepperswith ground turkey orbeef and bake them for a main dish.2. Cabbage1/2 cup serving green cabbage = 6 mg sodium, 60 mg potassium, 9 mg phosphorusA cruciferous vegetable, cabbage is packed full of phytochemicals, chemical compounds in fruit or vegetables that break up free radicals before they can do damage. Manyphytochemicals are also known to protect against and fight cancer, as well as foster cardiovascular health. Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables, mayprevent or stop cancer cell growth in lung, colon, breast, bladder, prostate and ovarian cancers.High in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber, cabbage is also a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid. Low in potassium and low in cost, it’s an affordable addition to the kidney diet.Raw cabbage makes a great addition to thedialysis dietascoleslawor topping for fish tacos. You can steam, microwave or boil it, add butter or cream cheese plus pepper orcaraway seeds and serve it as a side dish.Cabbage Rolls made with Turkeyare a great appetizer, and if you’re feeling fancy, you can stuff a cabbage with ground meat andbake it for a flavorful meal bursting with nutrients.3. Cauliflower1/2 cup serving boiled cauliflower = 9 mg sodium, 88 mg potassium, 20 mg phosphorusAnother cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate andfiber. It’s also packed full of indoles, glucosinolates and thiocyanates —compounds that help the liver neutralize toxic substances that could damage cell membranes and DNA.Serve it raw as crudités with dip, add it to a salad or steam or boil it and season with spices such as turmeric, curry powder, pepper and herb seasonings. You can also make anondairy white sauce, pour it over the cauliflower and bake until tender. You can paircauliflower with pastaor evenmash caulifloweras a dialysis diet replacement for mashedpotatoes.

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