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If outside factors such as unhealthy lifestyle and strenuous exercise are ruled out, high creatinine level is more likely to be attributed to low kidney function. In this case, choosing correct foods to eat is very important, because some foods can help lower high creatinine level.
What foods can lower elevated creatinine level?
Creatinine is one waste product of muscle metabolism and normally excreted from the body through kidneys. Our kidneys have great compensatory ability that can still work optimally, even though they are functioning 50%. This is the reason that creatinine level usually won’t be higher than the normal until more than 50% kidney filtration rate is lost.
According to this analysis, foods that can increase kidney filtration rate or improve kidney function are helpful to reduce elevated creatinine level in blood. These foods include:
● Cranberry, kiwi fruit, lemon, red bell pepper, etc
These foods contain rich antioxidants such as vitamin C and flavonoid that can help protect kidney functioning cells from damage and restore impaired kidney cells to some extent.
● Watermelon, parsley, bitter gourd, etc
All of these foods can increase urine output by accelerating kidney filtration rate. More urine can take away more waste products including creatinine, thus lowering creatinine level.
Are foods enough to reduce creatinine level?
Of course not. Although foods can help increase kidney filtration rate and improve kidney function, their effect isn’t as obvious as we expect, while some herbal teas can help boost the effect of the above foods.
Dandelion root, nettle leaf and lalang grass rhizome tea are good choices for people with high creatinine level. Drinking a cup of these tea, you can find a difference about your health condition.
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