What foods can I take to reduce the BUN (blood urea nitrogen) level? It is a question which is often asked by kidney disease patients. Indeed, diet plays a very important role in reducing BUN. Therefore, I would like to recommend you 10 foods that are helpful reducing BUN level.
Before introducing the 10 foods, I think you can gain a better understanding if you learn what is BUN.
What is BUN?
Urea is a waste product of the digestion of protein. A BUN test measures the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood. It indicates how well your kidneys and liver are working. The level of BUN is easily affected by diet. Therefore, I will introduce you 10 foods that are helpful for reducing the BUN level.
Three berries——Cranberry, pomegranate and strawberry
Researches have revealed that fruits rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, are able to help protect kidney function. Cranberry will be the best choice for providing nutritions for kidneys’ repairing. Pomegranate and strawberry also contain a potent antioxidant, which is good for cardiovascular health. If the kidney function is improvedmore urea nitrogen will be removed from the body, thus the BUN level can decrease.
Three alkaline vegetables——Chinese cabbage, carrot and potato
They can help alkalize urine and reduce the side effects of high blood urea nitrogen. They are all conducive for lowering high blood urea nitrogen as well as preventing lithangiuria. So these foods are in the list.
Three high-quality protein foods——milk, egg white and lean meat
Although BUN is the product when protein break down in the body, it is doesn't mean that you cannot take protein at all. On the contrary, high-quality protein is the right choice. Generally, a glass of milk, one egg white and 0.6g of lean meat is enough.
Grain is the main source of carbohydrate, which is beneficial for the filtration of uric acid and. Here I strongly suggest barley.
Surely, the 10 foods I list above is just a part of the diet that is helpful for reducing high BUN level. If you are still wondering whether some other options are good or not for you, you can consult our doctor online. They will give you a specific and detailed answer. Also, you can leave a message below, we will reply you within 48 hours.