There may not be such a thing as a perfect food, but researchers are finding connections between diseases and certain “super foods” that can go a long way to improving your overall kidney and body health. Foods that are known to contain antioxidants can help restore function to weakened parts of the body and can help protect damaged kidneys. As with any diet, it’s important to discuss specifics with your doctor or a nutritionist.
High in flavor and low in potassium, red bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C. Not only this, but they provide a healthy amount of fiber and folic acid, both of which are essential to a healthy diet; damaged kidneys will greatly appreciate the meal. Red bell peppers in particular also contain something called lycophene, a special antioxidant known to protect against some cancers. Red bell peppers can be grilled for a tasty snack or eaten raw as an appetizer. They also make great filler in a tuna salad.