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Can People with Kidney Disease Eat Nuts

2013-04-05 14:48

Can People with Kidney Disease Eat NutsFor people with Kidney Disease (PKD), what they eat plays an important role in their whole treatment. Nuts are common food in our daily life and favored by many people. Can people with kidney disease eat nuts? You can get the answer from the following content.

Nut is the quintessence of plant, so most of nuts contain rich protein, oil, minerals and vitamins, etc. These substances determine whether people with kidney disease can consume it.

Some nuts such as pine nut are high in oleic acid and linolenic acid, so they have anti-hypertensive, and preventing cardiovascular disease effect. The nuts like juglans regia belong to high-protein foods. Eating correct amount of these nuts is able to meet patients’ protein need without excessive protein wastes. In addition, juglans regia also contains various minerals including calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, vitamin B2, B6 and E, etc. These minerals can meet patients’ microelement need in daily life. However, this kind of nuts is also high in sugar so that people whose blood glucose is higher than normal had better limit the intake of it.

As the above mentioned, we can get a positive answer of the question-can people with kidney disease eat nuts. Does this mean people with this disease can consume this food freely? Of course not. Because most of nuts are high protein and fat, eating too much can increase the burden on the damaged kidney and cause further kidney damage. In view of this, how much nuts patients with kidney disease can eat one daily is decided by patients’ specific condition. Before eating them, patients are recommended to consult the doctor firstly.

Besides, remember that a healthy diet can assist the whole treatment largely but can’t replace the medical treatment. Therefore, the treatment to stop the progression of patients’ condition should also be taken.

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