Because kidney problems require a reduction in sodium, you may be worried about losing the enjoyment of flavorful food, too. Luckily, garlic is a wonderful alternative to salt that also offers its own nutritional benefits. Garlic contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, and certain sulphur compounds that are anti-inflammatory.
In three cloves (9 grams) of garlic:
- Sodium: 1.5 mg
- Potassium: 36 mg
- Phosphorus: 14 mg