The World Kidney Day is jointly launched by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations since 2006. It is an annual event to increase awareness and draw attention to the urgent global need for early detection and prevention of kidney disease.

World Kidney Day 2016 is held on 10 March, with the theme “Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent it.”

Certainty encourage you to keep an active and healthy lifestyle.

“Be Certain, Be Confident with Certainty”

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Recipe Icon   Recipe (Healthy Diet)

Recipe Icon  Drink well

  • Aim to drink 6-8 cups (1.5 - 2 litres) of fluid per day, unless otherwise advised by your doctor

  • Spread your drinks evenly throughout the day

  • Drink more fluids (preferably water) if the weather is hot or if you are exercising.

  • Cut down on alcohol, fizzy drinks and drinks that have caffeine in them as they irritate the bladder.

Tip: Don't reduce your fluid intake if you have a bladder control problem, as this will concentrate your urine and make the problem worse.

Recipe Icon  Eat a healthy diet

  • Eat plenty of fibre, which improves bowel function by absorbing water and adding bulk to your bowel motions (poo). Bulky stools keep things moving through your bowel to avoid constipation. Fibre is found in foods such as multi grain or whole grain breads, cereals and cereal products, fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, and

  • Eat 2 servings of fruit, 5 servings of vegetables and 5 servings of cereals and breads each day.

Tip: A high fibre diet means you need to drink plenty of fluid as the fibre needs water in order to bulk up your bowel motion