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Does Almond Hurt Kidneys

2015-03-05 01:59

Does Almond Hurt KidneysDoctors always say that the key to health is eating a handful of almonds a day. From weight loss to heart protection, these small nuts can help you maintain your health and ward off disease. As for kidney disease patients, can they eat almond?

Generally speaking, kidney disease patients can eat almond. Almond has the following health benefits for kidney disease patients:

1. reduce the risk of heart disease

As we all know, heart disease is the leading cause of death in kidney disease patients. Those who consume nuts five times a week have about a 50 percent reduction in risk of heart attack.

2. protect artery walls from damage

Flavonoids in almond skins work in synergy with the vitamin E, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.

3. help build strong bones

Healthy kidneys are responsible for balancing calcium and phosphorus level in blood. While kidneys are damaged, patients will have low calcium but high phosphorus level in blood. In this condition, people will experience bone disease like bone pain and weak bone. Almonds provide calcium, magnesium and potassium which are essential in promoting strong, healthy bones and preventing bone disease like osteoporosis.

4. control high blood sugar

Sweet almonds contain rich fiber which can make patients have full feeling and help control body weight. Bitter almonds can help prevent and treat diabetes caused by anti-tumor drug alloxan.

5. alleviate digestive disorders

Almonds contain fatty oil and it has the role of alleviating constipation. Constipation is a common complication of kidney disease, so patients can eat almonds moderately.

Almonds do not harm kidneys if you eat them moderately. If you eat too many almonds, it may harm the kidneys. Always remember anything should be consumed moderately.

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