Red bell peppers
1/2 cup serving red bell pepper = 1 mg sodium, 88 mg potassium, 10 mg phosphorus Red bell peppers are low in potassium and high in flavor, but that’s not the only reason they’re perfect for the kidney diet.
1/2 cup serving green cabbage = 6 mg sodium, 60 mg potassium, 9 mg phosphorus A cruciferous vegetable, cabbage is packed full of phytochemicals, chemical compounds in fruit or vegetables that break up free radicals before they can do damage.
1/2 cup serving boiled cauliflower = 9 mg sodium, 88 mg potassium, 20 mg phosphorus Another cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate and fiber.
1 clove garlic = 1 mg sodium, 12 mg potassium, 4 mg phosphorus Garlic helps prevent plaque from forming on your teeth, lowers cholesterol and reduces inflammation.
1/2 cup serving onion = 3 mg sodium, 116 mg potassium, 3 mg phosphorus Onion, a member of the Allium family and a basic flavoring in many cooked dishes, contains sulfur compounds which give it its pungent smell.
1 medium apple with skin = 0 sodium, 158 mg potassium, 10 mg phosphorus Apples have been known to reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer.
1/2 cup serving cranberry juice cocktail = 3 mg sodium, 22 mg potassium, 3 mg phosphorus 1/4 cup serving cranberry sauce = 35 mg sodium, 17 mg potassium, 6 mg phosphorus 1/2 cup serving dried cranberries = 2 mg sodium, 24 mg potassium and 5 mg phosphorus These tangy, tasty berries are known to protect against bladder infections by preventing bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall.
1/2 cup serving fresh blueberries = 4 mg sodium, 65 mg potassium, 7 mg phosphorus Blueberries are high in antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins, which give them their blue color, and they are bursting with natural compounds that reduce inflammation. Blueberries are a good source of vitamin C; manganese, a compound that keeps your bones healthy; and fiber.
1/2 cup serving raspberries = 0 mg sodium, 93 mg potassium, 7 mg phosphorus Raspberries contain a phytonutrient called ellagic acid which helps neutralize free radicals in the body to prevent cell damage.
1/2 cup serving (5 medium) fresh strawberries = 1 mg sodium, 120 mg potassium, 13 mg phosphorus Strawberries are rich in two types of phenols: anthocyanins and ellagitannins.
1/2 cup serving fresh sweet cherries = 0 mg sodium, 160 mg potassium, 15 mg phosphorus Cherries have been shown to reduce inflammation when eaten daily.
1/2 cup serving red grapes = 1 mg sodium, 88 mg potassium, 4 mg phosphorus Red grapes contain several flavonoids that give them their reddish color.
3 ounces wild salmon = 50 mg sodium, 368 mg potassium, 274 mg phosphorus Fish provides high-quality protein and contains anti-inflammatory fats called omega-3s.
1 tablespoon olive oil = less than 1 mg sodium, less than 1 mg potassium, 0 mg phosphorus Olive oil is a great source of oleic acid, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid. The monounsaturated fat in olive oil protects against oxidation.