Published on March 10th, 2020 | by Michaelw0
Spices to lower your creatinine levels
If you have kidney disease and you want your better chance to lower your creatinine levels, there are seven herbs and spices you absolutely need in your life.
These 7 herbs won’t just make your dishes taste better, they’ll give you a significant help to improve your kidney health.
Some of them have so powerful detoxing and cleansing properties that are also effective as kidney home remedies.
“You should be cooking with herbs and spices regularly — and, if possible, using several at a time.”
This is what top dieticians in the world say to their patients.
And if you watch my videos regularly, you may already know that many delicious ingredients are also exceptionally healthy for your kidneys.
So today, I’ll not just show you the spices, I’ll also show you some interesting recipes and ways to incorporate them in your diet and for cooking renal healthy meals.
So you’ll be able to eat healthier and tastier!
And this is true for anyone suffering from diabetes and hypertension too, and for people seeking a better health.
So, if you know anyone who may want to learn a few simple cooking tricks to greatly improve their heart, digestive and kidney health, send them this video now.
But let’s not waste another second, here are 7 of the world’s healthiest herbs and spices, supported by science.
Our number 7 is an herb with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help your kidneys recover… it is…
Number 7, Ginger
This root is a very well-known home remedy to aid in digestion and to help with nausea.
What not everyone knows is that ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine.
This is thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain relief properties.
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are so powerful that there are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, Lower Blood Sugars and even Improve Heart health.
These are very, very interesting properties for people with kidney disease.
High blood sugar levels and heart problems are the most common causes of kidney damage.
So this one is definitely going to help improving your kidney function.
Actually, there are even studies on kidney disease patients showing that ginger has therapeutic effects in improving renal function.
As usual, I’m linking the sources of the studies I’m referring to in the description of this video.
Now, it is clear that if you start replacing salt and salt substitutes with ginger, and the other spices of this video, your kidneys will get great benefits on the long run.
Ginger is not hard to find in the produce island of many supermarkets.
But… picking a fresh hand of ginger requires you to use a few sensory cues. Look for ginger with shiny, taut skin. The ginger skin should be thin, never thick and fibrous. You see…
I always eat ginger, it’s really great and also work for cleansing the kidneys. I’ll show you how in a moment.
Now, remember that if you have kidney disease you should always be very careful when making any changes to your diet. So, consult your doctor before trying any of these herbs, ok?
They’re not dangerous but better safe than sorry.
So, how can you incorporate ginger in your cooking?
Often found in Asian recipes, ginger is easy to add to poultry and fish marinades.
It can even be added to fruit salads and it complements green tea and lemonade.
You can also just slice it and use it to make tea…
Or you can try my kale-ginger detox smoothie!
like the name says it’s made from
Kale, one cup of it
Ginger, two chunks of about 1 inch
One cup of red grapes
And chia seeds, one tablespoon.
Let’s mix everything together with a couple of ice cubes and one cup of Coconut milk…
So now let’s taste it
Our Number 6 will make your fruit recipes delicious and will lower your blood sugar levels!
Cinnamon is a popular spice, found in all sorts of recipes and baked goods.
Cinnamon has potent antioxidant activity, helps fight inflammation and has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
But where cinnamon really shines is… in its effects on blood sugar levels.
And, according to recent research, this spice may also help to regulate blood sugar.
Cinnamon can lower blood sugar by several mechanisms, including by slowing the breakdown of carbs in the digestive tract and improving insulin sensitivity.
Studies have shown that cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugars by 10-29% in diabetic patients, which is a significant amount.
Now, if you suffer from diabetes, keeping it under control is a great way to protect the health of your kidneys.
And with cinnamon, you can do it in a very tasty way.
How can you add cinnamon to your diet?
Add cinnamon to smoothies. Almond, apples and cinnamon are a great combination!
Use it to make a turmeric latte.
Add cinnamon to stewed fruit, such as rhubarb and apples, to bring out the flavor.
Cinnamon can be easily added to applesauce, cream of wheat or even sliced raw or baked apples for a delicious and healthy snack!
Or… You can try it in my kidney friendly apple cake.
Thanks to a simple trick that I’ll show you in a minute
This apple cake is suitable for people with kidney disease and diabetes
Number 5 is an adaptogenic herb both used as a folk remedy and as a tasty condiment.
Basil is a flavorful, leafy green herb member of the mint family.
Popular as a food seasoning, this aromatic herb is also used in teas and supplements which may provide a range of health benefits.
Sweet basil is the most widely grown, popular basil, renowned for its use in Italian dishes.
Commonly sold dried in supermarkets. Has a licorice-clove flavor.
But there are a lot of other varieties available, including holy basil, Greek basil, Thai basil and cinnamon basil.
Basil has some really interesting health properties.
Basil is not only a popular folk remedy for ailments like nausea and bug bites but also widely utilized in traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and other holistic medicine.
Today, science supports some of these claims.
There are studies suggesting sweet basil may:
reduce depression related to chronic stress
reduce stroke damage and support recovery
Improve fasting blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides
Reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension
Relax blood vessels and thin your blood, similar to aspirin
Basil Acts as a Natural Adaptogen
Adaptogenic herbs help your body deal with stress, and with the amount of stress seen today everyone needs some help balancing stress loads!
Basil adds a burst of flavor without adding high amounts of potassium or phosphorus. It’s easy to include basil in everyday meals. Try basil leaves instead of lettuce on a sandwich or shred and use as garnish.
Basil gives zest to tomato dishes, salads, zucchini, eggplant, meat seasonings, stuffing, soups, sauces and more.
Pesto – a creamy, green sauce – is one of basil’s most popular uses. It’s typically made from crushed basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts, though dairy-free options are also available. Try it as a dip or sandwich spread.
Basil complements other herbs and spices such as garlic, marjoram, mustard, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, rosemary and sage.
If you have fresh basil, take only the leaves – not the stem. It’s generally best to add fresh basil at the final step of cooking because heat can diminish the flavor and bright green color.
If a recipe calls for fresh basil but you only have dried, use just 1/3 of the measurement, as dried is more concentrated.
Our number 4 has one of the longest lists of benefits we will ever find in a herb.
Rosmarinic acid can help with heartburn, various digestion problems, gallbladder problems, liver problems, age related memory loss, low energy, sunburn, headache, baldness, toothache, eczema, muscle pain and many other conditions.
Many of these benefits are due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.
Rosmarinic acid can also relieve high blood pressure, fight diabetic kidney disease and slow down the progression of MPGN, a type of autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys.
There’s a study showing that Rosmarinic acid can protect from acute kidney injury.
These properties make Rosmarinic Acid especially interesting for kidney patients.
Rosemary has been used for centuries to treat a wide array of illnesses. And today’s science is actually backing up several of these health claims of rosemary.
Rosemary is so healthy and tasty that I’ve started to grow it in my garden, so I always have it fresh! Actually, rosemary is a very common plant to grow here in Italy. Basically, everyone has some in a vase or in the garden. Yes, we love rosemary.
Not sure how to use rosemary?
Rosemary is great on oily fishes, one of the healthiest protein and omega 3 fatty acids sources for people with kidney disease.
It also goes well with poultry, soups, grains, mushrooms, onions and peas.
You can also try to add a Tuscan twist to chicken or vegetable soup by sprinkling in a little oregano, thyme and rosemary
Or, you can try my Kidney-friendly Chicken and Bell Pepper Skillet!
Ok, we’re in the top 3 now, these are the healthiest herbs and spices you can find!
Our number 3 in particular has very powerful properties to help your immune system fighting infections!
Like many leafy greens, oregano is high in vitamin K, which supports bone and blood health.
Oregano is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that help fight damage from harmful free radicals in the body.
The buildup of free radicals has been linked to chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease
Oregano contains certain compounds that have potent antibacterial properties.
One test-tube study showed that oregano essential oil helped block the growth of E.coli and other bacteria that can cause infection.
In addition to fighting off bacteria, some test-tube studies have found that oregano and its components may also protect effectively against some viruses.
How can you add it to your diet to make dishes tastier?
Sprinkle oregano on your garlic bread for that traditional “pizza flavor” without the potassium that tomatoes contain. You can also mix oregano and garlic powder to easily add herbs to pastas and stir fries.
Try mixing whole oregano leaves into other greens for a nutrient-packed salad or sprinkling the leaves into chili, soups or stews.
You can also use it to make fresh pesto or salad dressing, season meat dishes or kick up the flavor of homemade sauces.
Oregano is available fresh, dried or as an oil, making it super easy to add to your diet.
Another herb you should absolutely add to your diet is our number 2.
It has powerful detoxifying effect and it also protects your blood vessels and improves your immune function.
These effects make parsley One of the healthiest herbs you can add to your diet.
It has also been shown to act as a natural diuretic, which can increase urination and help with kidney health.
Some research suggests that parsley may aid in preventing kidney stones.
Parsley is rich in vitamin C.
In fact, a 1/4-cup (15-gram) serving provides nearly 20 mg of vitamin C – about 22% of the recommended daily value
In many parts of the world, parsley is used as a natural way to help lower blood sugar levels.
Interestingly, some recent studies have confirmed that parsley tea may have antidiabetic properties and could help support better blood sugar control.
Laboratory and animal studies have demonstrated that myricetin, a substance present in parsley, can lower blood sugar levels and decrease insulin resistance. It also appears to provide anti-inflammatory effects and remove excess fat from the blood.
Adding it to your diet is quite easy:
Use as a garnish on pasta or soups.
Chop and add to salads.
Add to smoothies for a nutrient and flavor boost.
And, before I’ll show you our number 1,
A lot of people here are using this program
to improve their kidney function and lower their creatinine levels.
Yes, there are some very inspiring success stories here on 00kidney, people were basically able to reverse their kidney disease thanks to what they learned here.
I’m leaving a link here if you want to know more.
And our number is…
Garlic has powerful antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits.
For a boost of flavor and nutrients, add crushed garlic to pasta, rice or cooked vegetables.
You can also give garlic bread a healthy makeover by mixing olive oil with fresh garlic or garlic powder.
This is all for today, thank you for watching.