Incorporating meatless options into an overall balanced diet can help promote kidney health.
Meatless Monday has partnered with the National Kidney Foundation to encourage people to make healthier changes to their diets in support of kidney health.
Reducing consumption of red and processed meat and eating more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, can help lead to:
- Better kidney health
- Better management of kidney disease
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Lower risk of diabetes
- Healthy weight management
For more information, see our research page.
Kidney disease is more common than you might think
According to the National Kidney Foundation:
- In the United States, about 30 million adults have chronic kidney disease – and most aren’t aware of it.
- 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and family history.