You can protect your kidneys by preventing or managing health conditions that cause kidney damage, such as diabetes and high blood pressure
Choose foods that are healthy for your heart and your entire body: fresh fruits, fresh or frozen vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Eat healthy meals, and cut back on salt and added sugars.
– Cook with a mix of spices instead of salt. - Serve foods without gravy or added fats - Choose veggie toppings such as spinach, broccoli, and peppers for your pizza Try keeping a written record of what you eat for a week. It can help you see when you tend to overeat or eat foods high in fat or calories
Be active for 30 minutes or more on most days. If you are not active now, ask your health care provider about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you
Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
If you are overweight or have obesity, work with your health care provider or dietitian to create a realistic weight-loss plan.
If you smoke or use other tobacco products, stop. Ask for help so you don’t have to do it alone.