It seems like every day there is some new research about foods that are helpful for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and/or Diabetic patients. Still, those with chronic diseases should be aware of these foods that researchers have deemed best to help you live longer. KidneyBuzz.com has tailored the list of foods to match the diet of those with CKD or Diabetes.
Cranberries carry an extract that when given to tested subjects was proven to help them live 25% longer than those that were not tested. Even better news, middle-aged and older studied groups lived 30% longer. Researchers believe that these findings are transferable to the general population and regular consumption of cranberries can improve an individual's life span.
Another type of berry; blueberries also made the list because studies have found that this tart treat was responsible for reducing your risk of death by as much as 30%. Blueberries are high in antioxidants which increase energy, strengthen the immune system and improve weight lose. They are also rich in polyphenols which help to minimize cardiovascular risk and cancer; both of which are highly prevalent in the CKD community.
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Telomeres are the ends of your chromosomes (basic building blocks of life) that shrink overtime. The smaller these Telomeres become, the more your body will begin to breakdown, most clearly expressed by "aging." By eating baked, grilled, or smoked salmon, CKD and Diabetic patients can load-up on its rich omega-3 which could help preserve their telomeres, and slow down the aging process according to an Ohio State University study. By protecting the shrinking of your Telomeres, you will also reduce your risk of acquiring cancer.
Scientists have found that by simply eating a heart healthy diet of vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats like olive oil, you can increase your life span by 20%. Be sure to talk to your Dietitian before making any alterations to your recommended diet plan. Also swing by KidneyBuzz.com every day, in fact you should visit multiple times a day to get the most breaking news and important information regarding Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes. Also, we give away FREE useful tools to improve the quality of your life. Check-out in our Freebies Section?
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