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Kidney Health

The kidneys are the body’s filters. As blood flows through the kidneys, wastes are removed and flushed away from the body as urine. Kidneys also make hormones that: balance minerals important for healthy bones, allow for normal growth in children, and balance salt and water in our body.

Keeping the Kidneys Healthy

Nutrition Tips for Kidney Health:

Other key points for Kidney Health:

  • If you have diabetes make sure your doctor tests your urine regularly. For more information on diabetes and kidneys click here
  • If you have a family member with kidney disease, make sure you get your blood pressure and kidneys tested regularly.
  • Take your medication as prescribed.
  • Be smoke-free. For more information visit smokers help line
  • Be physically active. Visit Winnipeg inmotion for more ideas!

If You are Living with Kidney Disease

Proper nutrition is a vital part of treating chronic kidney disease. Low-functioning kidneys can’t do their job well, and waste products can build up in the body. Adjusting the type of food you eat is one way to help control these wastes. Dietitians that specialize in kidney health can help you make an eating plan that is right for you.

Kidney Health Supports

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These recipe links are for those living with kidney disease and need to limit certain nutrients. There is no need to use these recipes if you do not have kidney disease, Canada's Food Guide will meet your needs.

*adapted from MRP website

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