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Is It OK To Eat Pecans When On Renal Diet

2014-04-16 01:46

Is It OK To Eat Pecans When On Renal DietRecently, several studies have found that nuts, including pecans should be included in your daily diet because pecans contain vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, fiber as well as antioxidants. So make sure you are eating enough pecans to reap all of the healthy benefits. Also, pecans are necessary for chronic kidney disease patients.

Pecans have the following benefits for renal disease patients.

1. Boost your immune system

Pecans are loaded with antioxidants that fight against heart disease and cancer.

2. Very higher in fiber

Pecans are very higher in fiber that keeps your digestive system well regulated. This benefits renal disease patients a lot. We know when suffering from kidney disease, wastes will pile up in your body and may circulate in your blood, which makes you uncomfortable. Eating moderate pecans can alleviate this symptom.

3. Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals in pecans like vitamin E, betacarotenes, lutein, and zeaxanthin neutralize free radicals and protect your body from infections and diseases, including cancer.

4. Blood pressure

While eating pecans and other nuts can’t cure high blood pressure, they are an important part of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension(DASH) eating plan. To stop high blood pressure, it is very important for kidney disease patients, otherwise, it may cause further kidney damage and aggravate kidney condition.

5. Lower cholesterol

Pecans contain unsaturated fat, which has been known to lower cholesterol levels.

6. Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in polyunsaturated fats, are higher in walnuts. This type of fat not only aids with heart heath, but it also prevent stroke, controls blood clotting and builds brain cells.

From the above information, chronic kidney disease patients are good to eat pecans. However, it does not mean all patients can eat pecans. If the patients have high potassium or high phosphorus level in blood, they should follow a low level diet. In this condition, they should avoid or limit pecans intake due to their high potassium and phosphorus level content.

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