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Is Avocado Good For Kidney Disease Condition

2014-03-12 15:17

Is Avocado Good For Kidney Disease ConditionIs avocado good for kidney disease patients’ health? It is a question we received from one of kidney disease patients. As we all know, kidney disease patients should follow a kidney-friendly diet. Thus, here we will help them know if it is good for kidney disease patients to eat avocado.

The study shows that avocado has the following healthy benefits for kidney disease patients.

1. Lower high cholesterol levels

Avocado is rich in beta-sitosterol which is able to reduce the cholesterol levels. Therefore, patients with high cholesterol level eat some avocado to lower cholesterol level so as to avoid further kidney damage.

2. Reduce high blood pressure

High blood pressure is not only a symptom of kidney disease but also a complication of kidney disease. It is essential for them to keep high blood pressure tight control. Avocado is high in potassium which is able to lower the blood pressure. This is because potassium helps expand blood vessels.

3. Heart health

One cup of avocado contains 23% of your daily value of folate. Studies have shown that people with diet rich in folate have a lower risk of heart disease. Heart disease is a complication of kidney disease, so patients can eat avocado moderately to reduce the risk of heart disease.

4. Prevent kidney stones

Avocado is rich in potassium content that decreases urinary calcium excretion, and lowers the risk of stones forming in the kidneys.

Avocado is also helpful for eye health, breast cancer protection, stroke prevention and weight loss. All of these are good for kidney disease patients. However, it does not mean all kidney disease patients can eat avocado. For instance, patients with high potassium level in blood should avoid or limit avocado intake, because potassium in avocado is high, which may worsen kidney damage. In this light, whether you can eat avocado mainly depends on your illness condition. If you want to eat it but do not know if it is good for you, you can send your lab test to kidneycares@hotmail.com. And we will analyze your illness condition and then tell you whether avocado is good for you.

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