10 Foods That Help With Kidney Infection Recovery

10 Foods That Help With Kidney Infection Recovery


Kidney infections are a kind of UTI (urinary tract infection) which crop up when some bacteria makes way into the kidneys and begins to multiply. When a person has a kidney infection, it is crucial that he or she get prompt treatment so as to put off any permanent damage and any additional infection that might be a threat to life. Medical treatments include antibiotics, often even hospitalization.  Healthy diets can maintain an ailing person’s recovery process as well as helps to protect the body from budding subsequent infections. We recommend that you seek guidance from a doctor for best results.

This article focuses on the 10 foods that help with a kidney infection recovery.


1. Yogurt and Fermented Milk


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Fermented milk and Yogurt contains probiotics that are healthy bacteria which support one’s digestive health. These probiotics might also assist in protecting the urinary tract against infections (stated by the University of Maryland Medical Center). If you wish to gain benefits of the probiotics, you should ideally incorporate some

yogurt and live active cultures like acidophilus. Also, add milk products (fermented) in your diet, for example buttermilk or kefir and make sure your daily diet has these ingredients. Fermented milk as well as yogurt also provides a very rich amount of protein that helps to support lean tissue revival and strengthens the immune system. Furthermore, it has valuable nutrients like Vitamin D and calcium.



2. Berries


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Rich source of antioxidants- Berries help the body in protecting itself from infections and in healing after a disease. Fruits which contain tannins (substance that inhibits infections) like for example blueberries, lingonberries and cranberries may well offer protection against a Urinary Tract Infection. Additionally, cranberry juice happens to be the most widely-studied and helpful home remedy when it comes to a Urinary Tract Infection (as stated by the University of Maryland Medical Center).

If you are suffering from a kidney infection, you should regularly drink cranberry juice as this will help in reducing the incidence of persistent kidney infections like UTIs. Cranberry juice will also help the body to flush out the toxins in the form of urine when you are having any kidney infection. Food that contain berry, for instance lingonberry syrup (pure), blueberry yogurt, as well as mixed-berry smoothie will provide the same benefits.



3. Fluids


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Apart from cranberry juice, there are also other fluids like water, grape, vegetable and apple juice, soup and gelatin, herbal tea that are really helpful when recovering from kidney infections. Doctors recommend that one should avoid citrus juices, caffeine and alcohol until your kidneys have recovered. Hydration needs will vary for every person, but it is recommended that you drink at least 8 – 10 cups fluid every day until the urine becomes pale yellow or clear.



4. Flax-seed, Walnuts and Fatty Fish


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Walnuts, flax-seed, and fatty fish-all supply omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that are said to encourage the health of your heart and also reduces inflammation. Adding sources of omega-3 fat in your diet will help alleviate and prevent inflammation in the urinary tract (as stated by the University of Maryland Medical Center)…also it will enhance one’s overall wellness. If you wish to gain maximum results, you should eat fatty fish like salmon, halibut, mackerel, albacore tuna, flounder, sardines, walnuts, ground flaxseed, and walnut oil, etc. on a regular basis.



5. Cucumber


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It is said that cucumber helps in removing toxins from the body. Also, they are very good for the kidney and easy to digest.



6. Legumes


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Legumes hold numerous vitamins, especially Vitamin B, which is said to be an essential weapon when it comes to combating a kidney infection.



7. Vitamin B Rich Fruits


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Fruits that are rich in Vitamin B are said to be extremely beneficial for treating a kidney infection. The Vitamin helps in flushing toxins out of one’s body. Fruits that help are papayas, bananas and watermelon.



8. Celery


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This is a great provider of fiber and contains a very high content of water as well as vitamin C. We all know that Vitamin C’s a great source when it comes to repairing any tissue damages as well as it boosts the body’s immunity.



9. Asparagus


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This is said to have a high folate concentration as well as the fact that it is rich in vitamin C. Both these elements are said to be very effective when it comes to curing a kidney infection.



10. Red Grapes


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It is believed that red grapes have numerous flavonoids which give them the red color. The flavonoids is what helps in protecting you against any disease of the heart, as it prevents the oxidation and also reduces blood clot formations. Resveratrol’s the flavonoid that is present in grapes and it might stimulate nitric oxide production that will in turn help relax the muscle cells inside your blood vessels, thereby increasing the flow of blood. Flavonoid also offers protection from cancer as well as prevents inflammation.


Here are some other food items that really help when you have a kidney infection….we recommend that you include them in your daily diet:

•Red Bell Pepper













•Olive Oil




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  • It is recommended that you eat 75 percent raw foods like potatoes, celery, garlic, parsley, cucumber and bananas.
  • When having a kidney infection or when recovering from one, try and avoid eating meat. Excess proteins will cause problems, plus meat holds numerous waste products, bacteria, uric acid and purines.
  • Try and avoid consuming dairy products (remember yogurt is still recommended in your diet). Keep away from cocoa and chocolates!
  • Every hour, try and drink at least 6 to 8 ounces distilled water.
  • Pumpkin seeds and watermelon help kidneys to recover.
  • It is said that a specific kind of tea (Corn-silk) is one herb that is considered the BEST for increasing     the flow of urine and helps in restoring kidneys. Also, celery, watermelon-seed tea and parsley seed are all diuretics.
  • Cranberry (juice and/or fruit) helps in acidifying the urine, destroys bacteria and restores the bladder.
  • Try and avoid excessive phosphorous and potassium. It is said that one should avoid spinach, beet greens, Swiss chard and rhubarb.




Related articles

Kidney Stones (smplyliving.wordpress.com)

12 symptoms of kidney disease you shouldn’t ignore (kishoremachangada.wordpress.com)

Some common causes Of Kidney Problems Or Failure (bushdoctorsblog.com)


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      I’m a doctor’s daughter myself…but trust me when i say that its always best to balance out the natural with the so called ‘antibiotics’.
      Once again, get well soon…lots of warm wishes and love to you 🙂

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