What Are the Best Foods for People With Kidney Disease?

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Your kidneys are powerful filtration systems that remove toxins from your blood to keep you healthy. And many of those waste products your kidneys filter out come from the foods you eat. Consuming certain things creates more waste that your kidneys have to work harder to remove, which can put unnecessary stress on them — something you don’t want to do when you’re living with kidney disease. Watching what you eat and drink is important for overall health, but it’s especially essential to know the right things to eat (and avoid) when your kidney function is impaired. Learn more about the basics of a kidney-friendly diet that can help protect your kidneys from more damage.