Dialysis - 5 Foods to Help You Fight Inflammation

Did you know that chronic inflammation has been linked to a long list of health problems?

When your body processes the food you eat, fatty acid oxidation can occur. It’s a reaction your body has with fat in your blood and your cells. But sometimes, too much oxidation and inflammation occurs that can damage your body.

Research shows fatty acid oxidation and chronic inflammation can lead to:

  • Heart disease
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Kidney damage
  • Other health problems

Is there anything you can do about it? Regular dialysis treatments will help you manage your condition. But it’s not the only thing you can do. Eating foods high in antioxidants as part of a Dialysis-Friendly. Diet will help, too.

Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help fight inflammation:

1. Fish

Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation, prevent chronic disease, and raise good cholesterol levels. Eat fish at least two times a week. Try:

  • Baked Tilapia, Brown Rice & Minted Carrots
  • Salmon & Vegetable Linguini

2. Egg whites

How about some eggs for breakfast? Skip the yolks, which are high in cholesterol, and cook up some egg whites. They’re a good source of protein for a Dialysis-Friendly diet. Try:

  • Breakfast Scramble, Hashbrowns & Asparagus
  • Fried Egg Patties, Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

3. Onions

Onions are a staple for adding flavor to food. But they also contain a powerful antioxidant that helps fight inflammation. It’s a perfect ingredient to add a little zing to a salad, soup, burger, or sandwich. You’ll find lots of meal choices with onions on our Dialysis-Friendly menu.

4. Garlic

Here’s another meal-prep essential to season your food and fight inflammation...garlic. It helps lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. Try:

  • Spinach Mushroom Lasagna with Garlic Green Beans

5. Red bell peppers

There are a least a few reasons to eat red bell peppers when you’re on dialysis. It’s low in potassium. And it contains the antioxidant lycopene, which helps prevent certain types of cancer. Try:

  • Chicken Tenders with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta, Corn with Peppers & Green Beans

Looking for more easy ways to enjoy a Dialysis-Friendly diet? Just check out the menu.