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Are Bananas Bad If You Have Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-10-10 14:43

bananas, chronic kidney disease, Are Bananas Bad If You Have Chronic Kidney DiseaseBanana is one kind of favourite fruits for many people. However, if people have chronic kidney disease, are they allowed to eat bananas? Whether can we say bananas are bad if people have chronic kidney disease? Now follow us to find the answer.

Actually there is no a certain food that chronic kidney disease patients should avoid or limit, which depends on patients’ specific symptoms and lab test results. So it is a little inappropriate to say bananas are bad if people have chronic kidney disease. The average banana contains a whopping 467mg of potassium and only 1mg of sodium. If patients’ potassium levels are in the normal range, then they are allowed to eat bananas. Moreover, bananas will bring chronic kidney disease patients lots of healthy benefits:

Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. A banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis.

In addition to these cardiovascular benefits, the potassium found in bananas may also help to promote bone heath. Potassium may counteract the increased urinary calcium loss caused by the high-salt diets typical of most Americans, thus helping to prevent bones from thus helping to prevent bones from thinning out at a fast rate. Meanwhile, bananas have long been recognized for their antacid effects that protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage.

However, if chronic kidney disease patients are suffering from high potassium level, then they are not suggested to eat bananas, oranges, avocados, potatoes and salt substitutes.

Chronic kidney disease is divided into five stages according to glomerular filtration rate (GFR) level. Diet suggestions will be different at different stage of chronic kidney disease. You can tell which stage you are experiencing and your symptoms by leaving a message below or emailing to, then the corresponding diet suggestions will be given.

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