KEEP Healthy - Winter/Spring 2014

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

The Kidney-Heart Connection

February was American Heart Month and March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling attention to the connection between these vital organs because the leading causes of kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, also place people at increased risk for cardiovascular (heart) disease. Learn more about the kidney-heart connection.


Holiday Ham

Test Your Cooking Oil IQ

Oils are naturally found in certain foods and are commonly used in cooking, baking and frying. Some oils are used as flavoring and even in place of butter for dipping bread. Certain oils are healthier than others, so check out this quiz to find out which ones come out on top.


When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

On A Low–Sodium Diet? Dine Out With Confidence!

Following a low-sodium diet is important for those looking to prevent and manage high blood pressure and to protect the kidneys. Some worry that a low-sodium diet equals a flavorless diet or that they’ll have to avoid eating out. Jessica Goldman Foung, AKA Sodium Girl, offers a few simple steps to make eating out on a low-sodium diet flavorful and effortless.


The Kidney Cranberry Connection

Got Diet and Nutrition Questions?

It’s never too late to start changing your diet and keeping your kidneys healthy. Not sure where to start when it comes to forming healthy eating habits? Ask your pressing nutrition questions on the National Kidney Foundation’s Ask the Dietitian blog.


March is National Kidney Month and March 13th is World Kidney Day!

One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation has activities taking place throughout March. Learn more and find an event near you.


Does It Matter Where You Exercise?

Hearty Chicken Baked Pasta

This kidney-friendly recipe fits the bill for a hearty and healthy winter comfort food. It’s a great dish to feed a crowd and the leftovers can be used throughout the week. Get the recipe!

*KEEP Healthy offers general health information. Before you start any diet or exercise plan, you should consult your doctor, dietitian or other healthcare professional.


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