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Can Kidney Transplant Patients Eat Pineapple

2014-01-30 17:56

Can Kidney Transplant Patients Eat Pineapple  It is well known that fruit is rich in high nutrients and have great help to the human body. Pineapple is a kind of subtropical food. It is not only rich in nutrients but also has the functions of health. However, can kidney transplant patients eat pineapple? Let's learn about the pineapples’ effect on the kidney together.

During renal failure one may experience many limitations on the types of foods he could eat before a kidney transplant. Your doctor might advise avoiding fruits with a lot of potassium , such as citrus fruit and bananas. Pineapple is considered OK for kidney transplant patients.

Pineapple can help digestion because it contains bromelain, thus we know that it can promote appetite and improve the quality of life. In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine thinks that pineapple has many advantages such as strengthening spleen and stomach, relaxing bowel, quenching thirst, and inducing diuresis to reduce edema. For nephritis, high blood pressure, constipation and edema diseases, pineapple also has a very good effect. But kidney transplant patients still need to pay attention to the amount.

What is more, to promote healing after surgery, one should eat more lean meat, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy products, and also include a variety of grains, fruits and vegetables for adequate calories, vitamins and minerals. Two common problems for kidney transplant patients are high cholesterol levels and weight gain. By limiting fat in your diet and eating foods high in fiber, you may be able to control high cholesterol levels. If you still need more diet suggestions after kidney transplant, feel free to leave us a message below or email to

Besides the reasonable diet, an appropriate amount of exercise, proper living habits such as avoiding catching cold, preventing infection etc are equally important for kidney transplant patients.

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