March is National Kidney Month, and today, an estimated 31 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can ultimately lead to kidney failure or end-stage renal disease. National Kidney Month was implemented to raise awareness of kidney disease, while also bringing attention to the signs of CKD and promoting prevention and healthy lifestyle choices for those living with, or at risk of, the disease. In addition to exercise, a healthy diet that includes lean, omega-3-packed seafood can help prevent CKD and is also beneficial for those already living with the disease. Varieties like salmon, albacore tuna and trout are high-quality protein options full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Diets high in animal protein, like red meat, can actually harm kidneys, so aim to replace meat dishes with seafood a couple times each week.”. If you have specific questions about your particular diet, we encourage you to talk to your physician. In the meantime, here are a few lean seafood recipes to consider.
Kidney Health Boosting Recipes: