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Dr. R T Selvi Prakash

General Physician, Bangalore

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When i shake my penis sperms come out please tell me that it have any effect or not?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
When i shake my penis sperms come out please tell me that it have any effect or not?
Hello, you mean masturbation, if you are excessively involved then it is definitely harmful for you and it is necessary to know its side effects. These are as follows:-1. Masturbation makes you weak, it spends more energy and burns your calorie. 2. Masturbation creates nervousness and neurological problems 3. Masturbation is a main cause for erectile dysfunction. 4. Masturbation addicts you even if you taste it for one time. Controlling it is a very big menace. 5. Masturbation creates drowsiness; you will be sleeping most of the time after ejaculation of your sperm. You will experience a damn tired. 6. Masturbation causes stress and strain in your mind and soul. 7. Masturbation also affects us psychologically; it creates depression after ejaculation and makes one to feel bad on his own. ***take staphysagria 200, 5 drops once in a week.***
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I am having chickenpox from 3 days. How can I cure it faster? How many days it will last?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Chicken pox is a short lasting condition. Within another week you should be cleared of it. For the time being stay indoors. Have normal food. Once the scab form and start falling of you are no longer infective to others. There is no way you can cure it faster. Only consider of you have any elderly people above 65 years and any pregnant lady in close contact with you where you live. They need to be vaccinated urgently.
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Me Male, Age 55 year, recently diagonosed with Type II diabetes. Is it compulsory to take allopthic medicine ? I am advised to take OKRA water / RawTurmeric. Otherwise my comprehensice diagonistic report is excellent as I am doing treadmill for 4 KM. Daily since last 10-12 years.

MD
General Physician, Delhi
Kindly share your Blood reports , HbA1C , RBS, PPBS Then only one can start you on OHA . If the levels are abnormal /high it has to be treated . Diabetes is also called Silent killer . Don't ignore the treatment part . I can help you in your DM treatment , kindly share the reports .
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Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Chennai
What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm (sexual climax). It is commonly done by touching, stroking, or massaging the penis until an orgasm is achieved

Is Masturbation Normal?

While it once was regarded as a perversion and a sign of a mental problem, Masturbation now is regarded as a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable and safe. It is a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life.

Masturbation is only considered a problem when it inhibits sexual activity with a partner, is done in public, or causes significant distress to the person. It may cause distress if it is done compulsively and/or interferes with daily life and activities.

In addition to feeling good, Masturbation is a good way of relieving the sexual tension that can build up over time, especially for people without partners or whose partners are not willing or available for sex.

Is Masturbation Harmful?

Masturbation has been part of the daily life for some people. Although Masturbating itself is not a bad thing to do, but the addiction gives lots of bad impact to one’s life. When someone Masturbate more than once a day or more than three times in a week or he doing that daily, then it could be classified that person is addicted to Masturbation. You will feel more satisfied with your self-service sexual needs than with your spouse. Moreover, the mental bound between you and your mate will be no longer tight and everything could fall down like the domino effect afterwards.

Side Effect of Excessive Masturbation

The main problems are of mental imbalances. Men who Masturbate too frequently will develop an addiction-like attraction for the habit. They will not be able to spend a single day without Masturbation, and will probably want to have a go at it whenever they can afford. The result is that, the person is not able to focus on work, which naturally suffers. Over Masturbation can also make a person sluggish in society, a slow learner and a person who is so wrapped up in his addiction for Masturbation that he does not show any kind of progress.

A very shocking side-effect is that people who Masturbate a lot develop such a strong affinity to the habit that they do not get the same kind of arousal through normal heterosexual intercourse. This, if anything, will affect the reproductive capability of a person.

Excessive Masturbation causes weak Erection and leads to Premature Ejaculation.

Excessive Masturbation also causes Seman Leakage and then it leads to overall weakness of a person and if the problem is not treated then it leads to Impotence.

Besides weakness it also causes other health problems like stress,fatique,memory loss,headache,blurred vision,hair loss, liver dysfunction etc

Am I Addicted?

The defining characteristic of any addiction is that it interferes with one major area in your life and that you are unable to stop despite strong efforts to do so. Some common symptoms that you may be addicted to masturbation include:

Seeking out increasingly graphic, extreme or violent pornography
Feeling ashamed of your masturbation habits
Having trouble in a relationship because of masturbation
Having trouble with sexual arousal or in-person sexual interactions because masturbation is easier or more pleasurable
Masturbating in inappropriate locations such as at work, in the car or in public
Legal trouble because of masturbation or other sexual behaviors
Difficulty with time management
Feelings of frustration, anger, sadness or depression when you can’t masturbate
Trouble spending time with your children, enjoying your hobbies in other tasks you previously enjoyed
If you think you might be addicted to masturbation, don’t despair. Hope is available, so contact us.
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Mujhe hamesha sex karne ka man karta hai jiski vajah se mai hamesha ladkiyo ke piche bhagta rahta hu aur mai padh nahi pata hu please solve this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Mujhe hamesha sex karne ka man karta hai jiski vajah se mai hamesha ladkiyo ke piche bhagta rahta hu aur mai padh nah...
To avoid 1) eating less in night, 2) avoid non-vegetarian foods 3) avoid intoxicants like tobacco, alcohol 4) avoid onions and garlic which are aphrodisiacs and bind to lust and masturbation, 5) take fruits, vegetables and drink hot cup of cow's milk every night 6) avoid foods which are too pungent, spicy, oily, bitter because such foods cause misery and disease 7) read nice books based on simple living high thinking and make your life successful you should be very careful and determined to stop this nasty habit as soon as possible as it can cause many problems physically, mentally, socially etc - the points are courtesy of most dependable sources.
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I am suffering from nerve weakness in my penis. At the start of penis it's girth is less but increase at the tip when it is semi erect. How to make that part strong n have same girth throughout?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
I am suffering from nerve weakness in my penis. At the start of penis it's girth is less but increase at the tip when...
Do not worry about size as far as you get good erection and timngs. Women vagina initial 2 inches is sensitive so size aythg bigger than 2 inch is sufficient. Imprtant is good erection and timings. Consult for detailed discssion and solve your erection and timing issues.
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I am 33 year old and I have diabetes. Is there any permanent cure for this problem?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
No permanent treatment its controllable. You start ayurvedic treatment madhumardan churna and hyponidd tab regularly. Any queries inform me.
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I am suffering from serious headache from last night. I have also take medicine but nothing seems to work.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from serious headache from last night. I have also take medicine but nothing seems to work.
Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; take a nap; or take a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to a massage. Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Maintain pressure for seven to 15 seconds, then release. Repeat as needed. Rest, sit, or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Close your eyes and try to release the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
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Is veet cream is safe for boys age 15-17 years to remove hairs on hand legs and on penis.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Is veet cream is safe for boys age 15-17 years to remove hairs on hand legs and on penis.Please tell.
Males are known to have hairs on the body and veet cream can be used if you are not allergic to it but not to be used in private area.
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I having pain just below my stomach kindly help in getting clear about my problem. Is this problem serious or just a climate change effect.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I having pain just below my stomach kindly help in getting clear about my problem. Is this problem serious or just a ...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds with rantac and if it recurs than you need to contact a nearby doctor
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I am male. I am 25 years old. I have a severe headache problem. Please help me out.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am male. I am 25 years old. I have a severe headache problem. Please help me out.
Are you currently taking any medications for your headache? a strong headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, migrane, meningitis or encephalitis. I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in headaches.
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I am 53 years old and feeling tired and have bulging stomach. My average sugar count is 125.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 53 years old and feeling tired and have bulging stomach. My average sugar count is 125.
Take flax seeds early morning empty stomach daily. Do walk daily. Have high fiber diet. Take salad. Have small nd frequent meal pattern. Fix your food intake. Avoid sugar, pumpkin, white rice, mango, aarbi, fried food, avoid maida products.
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I am suffering from fevers from last 3 days and head is paining regularly and I have tonsils also.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from fevers from last 3 days and head is paining regularly and I have tonsils also.
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold—they are all easy and inexpensive and worth the effort. Wash your hands often-with soap and warm water.The germs stick to the soap and get washed down the drain. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. Cover Your Mouth and Nose When You Sneeze or Cough- Clean your hands every time you cough or sneeze. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth-Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Stay Home When You’re Sick-Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, don’t smoke, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food so you can fend off viruses. Take healthy balanced diet...like boiled eggs.daily in breakfast .. Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. Routinely clean and disinfect common areas of your home. Treatment:There is a gradual 1-3 day onset of symptoms. It often starts out as a sore throat, then a fever and coughing. As the cold progresses, the nasal mucus may thicken which is the last stage before the cold dries up. A cold usually lasts for a week or two. But, taking good care of yourself at home can relieve symptoms and help prevent complications if you are otherwise healthy. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn’t need medical treatment. Complications include bacterial infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs which must be treated with antibiotics. In general you should: • get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- if you have post nasal drip, gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. (avoid sugary and high calorie drinks) Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Humidify the rooms you are in most or your whole house if possible. Cough-Coughing is how your body gets rid of debris and mucus from the airways during a viral infection. Unless your cough is severe or is keeping you from resting at night, it is better not to treat it. A severe cough can be treated with a cough syp, but don’t try to completely stop the cough. There are two types of coughs. Productive and non-productive or dry cough. Non-productive, dry cough. A dry, hacking cough may develop near the end of a cold. Dry coughs that follow viral colds are often worse at night and can last up to several weeks. Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough. Cough drops can sooth an irritated throat, but most don’t affect the cough. Productive cough. A productive cough is one that brings up mucus from the back of the throat or the lungs. Productive coughs should not be suppressed to the point they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. Drink lots of water if you have a productive cough. Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily..for tonsils antibiotics have to be taken
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More often I loose confidence over my sexual power and this resulted my disturbed married life. Lack of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction are the basic problems I face. Please suggest some treatment and let me get out of it. One thing I must make clear that these problems are often means I think I am physically fit but mentally ill. As I loose confidence I get nervous and as a result got fail. I'm taking amlosafe at one in morning and half in evening, doreme50, clonafit. 25 in evening. From past 4-5years.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
More often I loose confidence over my sexual power and this resulted my disturbed married life. Lack of sexual desire...
Please use -- natural aphrodisiacs which can improve your libido and prevent premature ejaculation. This would include carrots, fennel seeds, celery, bananas, garlic, onion, ginger, shellfish, lettuce etc. - including these foods in your daily diet will ensure that you remain free from sexual problems, including premature ejaculation.
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Is getting more sweat is a symptom of getting heart diseases And is there any possibility of strengthening of our body with in a few days.

M B A(Hospital Management), Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration, M D, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Bangalore
Is getting more sweat is a symptom of getting heart diseases
And is there any possibility of strengthening of our bod...
The causes for excessive sweating should be properly investigated to know the reason, your body needs proper use of the essential food items along with the regular exercise and sound mental health.
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From Last 1 month I am suffering from ankle pain, I have diagnosed fatty liver Nd typhoid before one year. I love of eating oily and sweet foods.

Homeopath, Anand
From Last 1 month I am suffering from ankle pain, I have diagnosed fatty liver Nd typhoid before one year. I love of ...
Ankle pain is due to some other cause. It is not because of fatty liver or typhoid. May be due to some sprain or deficiency. Looking towards your other condition, you should have controlled diet as too much oily fatty food may spoil your liver and may be you can be totally restricted to some food. Instead take care and eat less spicy. For fatty liver, you should take homeopathic liver tonics. They are quite effective.
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Your answered was helpful but you didn't tell me how to increase my sperm I am married so its giving problem to be a father for me we don't have any child we want a child so can you help us please.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
Your answered was helpful but you didn't tell me how to increase my sperm I am married so its giving problem to be a ...
Dear it is treatable if you want increase sprem Count u should take private consultancy it will help you
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have red eye since 4 days And having head ache as well Please suggest me as soon as possible to cure my disease.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
have red eye since 4 days
And having head ache as well
Please suggest me as soon as possible to cure my disease.
Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red. There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. Foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. Consult your local eye specilist to see what is the cause.
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Penis enlargement .present I have 4.5 inch dick .so can you please give me a tips for enlargement of penis.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Penis enlargement .present I have 4.5 inch dick .so can you please give me a tips for enlargement of penis.
Yes. Tip is wonderful. Get pure classic Ayurveda TILA from some old Vaidya or request him to prepare for you. Apply it on penis. Wrap a herb for two hrs. See in two months. Precautions of cold water wash to be strictly followed. Never ever try hormonal oils or advertised cheap penis oils. We also have pure classic Ayurveda TILA on offer. It's not commonly available.
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15 super foods for kidney health

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
15 super foods for kidney health

Most of us know that eating a balanced diet is important for good health. Now scientists have pinpointed certain foods as super foods. In addition to promoting overall health, these are foods for kidney health as well.
To understand why they're called super foods, we first have to understand oxidation and free radicals. Oxidation is a normal bodily process for producing energy and is part of many chemical changes in your body. However, it can sometimes lead to the production of molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that bounce wildly around inside your body, damaging proteins, genes and cell membranes. Free radicals are believed to contribute to aging and many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.
The good news is super foods contain antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals. Even in relatively low amounts, antioxidants can help slow or stop the rate of oxidation caused by free radicals. Examples of antioxidants include flavonoids, lycopene and vitamins C, E and beta-carotene.
Super foods for your kidneys
If you are on dialysis or have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you'll be glad to know that there are lots of super foods, containing antioxidants and other health-supporting properties, included in the kidney diet. People with kidney disease experience more inflammation and have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those without kidney problems. If you have kidney disease, it's important that you consult a renal dietitian and follow a kidney diet. Including super foods in your kidney diet eating plan can help you increase your intake of nutrients and antioxidants.
Here’s a list of the top 15 kidney-friendly super foods. These foods are good for everyone, not just people with kidney disease, so by using them in your family's meals, you'll be helping your loved ones enjoy good health too.
1. Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers are a good choice for those concerned about kidney health, because they're low in potassium. In addition, they add color and taste to any dish, while packing a generous portion of vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid and fiber. They also contain the antioxidant lycopene, which protects against certain types of cancer.
If you're following the kidney diet, it's easy to add red bell peppers to your food plan. Mix them into tuna or chicken salad or eat raw with dip. Roasted, they're great for topping sandwiches or green salads. Chop them up for use in egg dishes, such as omelets or scrambled eggs, add them to kabobs for grilling or stuff them with a ground beef or turkey mixture for a tasty baked entrée.
2. Cabbage
Crunchy cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable filled with phytochemicals, chemical compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals work to break apart free radicals. Many phytochemicals are believed to combat cancer and support cardiovascular health.
Inexpensive cabbage is a great addition to your eating plan, because it's also high in vitamins K and C, high in fiber and a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid, yet it's low in potassium, so it's especially kidney-friendly.
If you're following the dialysis diet, add cabbage by turning it into coleslaw or use as a topping for fish tacos. Cabbage can be boiled, steamed or microwaved and then enjoyed with a touch of butter or cream cheese and a sprinkling of pepper or caraway seeds. Other nutritious meal options include cabbage rolls and stuffed cabbage.
3. Cauliflower
Another kidney-friendly super food is cauliflower. This cruciferous vegetable brings lots of vitamin C to your plate, along with folate and fiber. In addition it contains compounds that help your liver neutralize toxic substances.
Cauliflower can be eaten raw with dip or in salads. Steamed or boiled, it can be seasoned and turned into a great side dish. You can even mash cauliflower as a dialysis-friendly replacement for mashed potatoes.
4. Garlic
Garlic is good for reducing inflammation and lowering cholesterol. It also has antioxidant and anti-clotting properties. (Cooking garlic will not affect its antioxidant properties, but it will reduce its anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effects.)
If you're following the dialysis diet, use garlic powder instead of garlic salt to add extra flavor to your meals without adding extra sodium. Garlic can be used in cooking many dishes: meat, vegetables or tomato sauce, for instance. Once you start cooking with garlic, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
5. Onion
Another popular food used for seasoning is the onion. Onion is full of flavonoids, particularly quercetin. Flavonoids are natural chemicals that prevent the deposit of fatty material in blood vessels and add pigmentation (color) to plants. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that is believed to help reduce heart disease and protect against many forms of cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Low in potassium, onions are not only kidney-friendly; they also contain chromium, a mineral that assists your body with the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Onions can be enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety dishes.
6. Apples
An apple a day really does help keep the doctor away! High in fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, apples help reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease and decrease your risk of cancer.
Renal-friendly apples can be eaten raw or cooked. Or get their health benefits by drinking apple juice or cider.
7. Cranberries
Cranberries are great for preventing urinary tract infections, because they make urine more acidic and help keep bacteria from attaching to the inside of the bladder. They've also been shown to protect against cancer and heart disease.
Although we think of cranberries as a holiday side dish, cranberry juice can be enjoyed daily for added nutrition. Or toss a handful of dried cranberries into your cereal or salad.
8. Blueberries
These tasty berries get their blue color from antioxidant compounds called anthocyanidins. Blueberries get high marks for nutrition, thanks to natural compounds that reduce inflammation and lots of vitamin C and fiber. They also contain manganese, which contributes to healthy bones.
Use blueberries to top off your morning cereal, whip them up in a fruit smoothie or enjoy them in a baked treat, such as muffins or crisp.
9. Raspberries
Raspberries contain a compound called ellagic acid, which helps neutralize free radicals. The berry's red color comes from antioxidants called anthocyanins. Raspberries are packed with fiber, vitamin C and manganese. They also have plenty of folate, a B vitamin. Raspberries have properties that help stop cancer cell growth and the formation of tumors.
Sprinkle fresh raspberries on cereal, or whip them up in a kidney-friendly fruit smoothie.
10. Strawberries
Strawberries are rich in two types of antioxidants, plus they contain lots of vitamin C, manganese and fiber. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and also help keep your heart healthy.
Like most berries, they're wonderful on cereal or in smoothies. Add whipped topping for a quick dessert, or puree them for a fresh addition to pound or angel food cake.
11. Cherries
Cherries are filled with antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect your heart. When eaten daily, they have been shown to reduce inflammation.
Fresh cherries make a delicious snack. Of course, cherry pie is a popular dessert, but there's also cherry crisp, cherry cheesecake and even cherry coffee cake. Cherry sauce makes a nice accompaniment to lamb or pork.
12. Red grapes
The color in red grapes comes from several flavonoids. These are good for your heart, because they prevent oxidation and reduce the chance of blood clots. One flavonoid in grapes, resveratrol, may boost production of nitric oxide, which increases muscle relaxation in blood vessels for better blood flow. Flavonoids also help protect you from cancer and prevent inflammation.
Choose those with red or purple skin grapes for the highest flavonoid content. Eat grapes as a snack. When frozen, they make a good thirst-quencher for those on a fluid-restricted diet. Add grapes to fruit or chicken salad. Or drink grape juice.
13. Egg whites
Did you know that egg whites are pure protein? They provide the highest quality protein there is, along with all of the essential amino acids. If you're on the kidney diet, it's good to note that egg whites have less phosphorus than other protein sources, such as egg yolks or meats.
Use egg whites for omelets or egg white sandwiches. You can also add them to smoothies or shakes. Hard boil eggs and use the whites to use in tuna or green salads.
14. Fish
Another high-quality source of protein is fish. Both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recommend that you include fish in your meal plan two or three times a week. Besides being a great source of protein, fish contains anti-inflammatory fats called omega-3s. These healthy fats help prevent diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. They also help lower LDL (the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (the good cholesterol).
The types of fish that have the most omega-3s are salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, herring and rainbow trout.
15. Olive oil
Research has shown that people in countries where olive oil is used instead of other types of oils tend to have lower rates of cancer and heart disease. This is believed to be due to olive oil's many good components: oleic acid, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid which protects against oxidation and polyphenols and antioxidant compounds that prevent inflammation and oxidation.
Use virgin or extra virgin olive oil – they're higher in antioxidants. Olive oil can be used in cooking or to make salad dressing, as a dip for bread and as a marinade for vegetables.
Summary
If you're concerned about the health of your own kidneys — or somebody else's — these 15 super foods for kidney health should be on your grocery-shopping list. Ask a renal dietitian for help including them in your kidney-friendly meal plan if you have chronic kidney disease. When buying fruits and vegetables, get the freshest ones you can find and be sure to include a variety, since some are rich in one nutrient and others are rich in another. If you can only find fruits that are not at their peak, the flavor may be lessened, but you'll still get good nutritional value from them for your kidney health.
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