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Is Ash Gourd Good for High Creatinine

2013-03-29 09:54

Is Ash Gourd Good for High CreatinineIs ash gourd good for high creatinine? Some kidney disease patients especially ones from South East Asia want to know the answer, because ash gourd, also called winter melon or white gourd, is a native and common vegetable of South East Asia. Whether some certain people can eat this food is decided by patients’ own condition and the food’s nutrition.

Creatinine is excreted by kidney, so it for healthy people changes in a normal range without unhealthy lifestyle. However, creatinine level raises obviously if more than 50% of kidney function has lost. With elevated creatinine level, a healthy diet plays a crucial part in the whole treatment. Ash gourd is indispensable for some people.

Ash gourd is very moist and has a lot of nutritions. Generally, ash gourd contains 95.54g of water, 0.62g of protein, 3.39g of carbohydrates, 26mg of calcium, 150mg of potassium, 2mg of sodium, 13mg of phosphorus, 10.1mg of vitamin C, etc per 100g. The above nutrition and minerals determine that ash gourd has the following benefits:

Play a function of diuretic

The thick, green kind of the ash gourd contains chemicals that makes it as a diuretic, which can prompt the body produce more urine to remove more wastes including creatinine and excessive water from the body. Therefore, it can help lower high blood pressure and ease all types of swelling.

Lower high creatinine level

Some researches have revealed that vitamin C has a benefit of reducing high creatinine level. Since ash gourd contains quite amount of vitamin C, it does lower high creatinine level to some extent.

Is ash gourd good for high creatinine level? The above content has give us an answer, but it doesn’t mean every people with high creatinine level can consume this food, because it also contains rich potassium. In addition, the effect of ash gourd with some other foods can become bigger.

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