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Your kidneys are essential. They remove waste and excess fluid from the body. They also help balance the body's fluids, release vital hormones that help regulate blood pressure, and control red blood cell production. Maintaining optimum kidney health is essential for everyone, but people with existing kidney disease or other condition need to pay particular attention. Certain foods can do double duty providing essential nutrients and helping keep these vital organs in peak condition.

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1. Cabbage

Cabbage is an ideal food for people with kidney damage or kidney disease. People with kidney conditions often have dietary restrictions such as avoiding foods with too much potassium, sodium, and phosphorus. Cabbage is low in these nutrients but high in fiber and antioxidants that can help heal the kidneys or, at least, help guard them against further damage.

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