Eat Like the Meds on World Kidney Day

Today is World Kidney Day.  This is a day about spreading awareness on kidney disease and how it can be treated.  Many people don’t quite realize the importance of maintaining the health of their kidney to preserve their overall welfare.  Of course, everyone knows they need their kidneys, but until something goes wrong, they don’t think much of them.  Therefore, awareness is key and that is exactly what the institution of March 10 World Kidney Day seeks to achieve.

Diet Changes To Fight Diabetes

One possible consequence emanating from kidney disease is diabetes, a chronic illness that is affecting more and more individuals around the world.  An analysis from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that the Mediterranean diet played a “’protective role’ in lowering HDL cholesterol and triglycerides as well as blood pressure and glucose levels.”

So next time you’re at the store, be sure to add some olives, olive oil, fresh produce, nuts and grains to your basket, for a healthy heart, kidneys and to lower your diabetes risk.