Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease with a Plant-Based Diet: The Toxic Effects of Uremic Toxins. Dietary fiber, the carbohydrates found in plant foods, helps lower cholesterol, reduce heart disease risk, decrease stroke risk, control blood sugars and even aid in weight loss. However, most people don’t get enough fiber.
The average American only gets about 10-15 grams per day while the recommended amount is 38 grams/day for men and 25 grams/day for women. Let’s examine the link between fiber and kidney disease. Specifically, let’s look at the effects of a high fiber diet on uremic toxins, uric acid, and other toxic products. Can fiber be the missing ingredient for kidney patients?