6 ‘Super’ Reasons to Eat More Leafy Greens This Spring


6 Reasons to Eat More Leafy Greens this Spring

Are you ready to do some spring cleaning? How about cleaning up your diet a little? And adding some more Dialysis-Friendly foods?

You can do that, right?

When you count on dialysis to protect your health, it makes sense to take every advantage you can to support the work your kidneys can’t.

Make a list of all the foods that align with a Dialysis-Friendly diet, and there’s one category of foods that deserves a little more attention…

Leafy greens.

Pick your favorites. Broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens, cauliflower. These cruciferous vegetables are packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.

And there are at least six benefits of eating leafy greens that make them worth adding to your diet this spring. Research shows the nutritional properties of leafy greens can help:

  1. Prevent heart disease
  2. Control asthma
  3. Lower the risk for dementia and age-related memory loss
  4. Prevent macular degeneration
  5. Prevent certain types of cancer
  6. Fight urinary tract infections

Want to add more leafy greens to your diet? Try:

FYI...leafy greens aren’t the only Dialysis-Friendly foods you should add to your diet this spring. 

Dark-green and brightly-colored fruits (like kiwi and blueberries) and other vegetables (like cabbage and Brussels sprouts) are also good for you.

When you’re trying to follow a Dialysis-Friendly diet, you’ve got a couple things to keep in mind:

  • Limit sodium to less than 700 mg per meal
  • Limit potassium to less than 700 mg per meal
  • Limit phosphorus to less than 350 mg per meal

If you want to keep it simple, spend less time in the kitchen, and eat healthy, check out the complete list of Dialysis-Friendly meals made from fresh ingredients, and ready to eat in minutes.