Nba Star Sean Elliott’S Life-Changing Diet Shifts Following Kidney Transplant

Former NBA player Sean Elliott has become an advocate for kidney health after his own experience with kidney disease and a transplant. Elliott, who was 25 years old when he was diagnosed, now speaks out about the “silent epidemic” of kidney disease, which affects over 35 million Americans. He emphasizes that the disease often goes undetected until it is in its advanced stages. Symptoms of kidney disease, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, swelling, and foamy urine, should not be ignored. Elliott attributes his kidney disease to both genetics and a poor diet filled with fast food and little fruits and vegetables.

After his kidney transplant, Elliott made significant changes to his diet with the guidance of his wife, who is a dietitian. He gave up soda and fast food and started eating real, unprocessed food. He consumes a lot more vegetables now than he did when he was a player and enjoys dishes such as salmon and broccoli, butternut squash tacos, and black bean soup. He still indulges in fried chicken and french fries occasionally but makes sure they are not staples in his diet. Elliott encourages others to prioritize kidney health and make similar dietary changes to prevent or manage kidney disease.

Elliott’s story sheds light on the importance of early detection and the role that diet can play in kidney health. With a large portion of the population unknowingly living with kidney disease, it is crucial to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles to prevent further complications.

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