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Can I Eat Pumpkin Seeds With Bad Kidneys

2015-04-01 03:14

Can I Eat Pumpkin Seeds With Bad KidneysCan I eat pumpkin seeds with bad kidneys? The proper functioning of kidneys is very important for us to stay in good health. Well, are pumpkin seeds a kidney-friendly diet?

Pumpkin seeds are very good food for the kidneys as they are wonderfully rich in a number of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. They protect the kidneys from any kind of free radical injury. The consumption of such seeds will help you in detoxification of the kidneys. Besides, they also reduce the risk of kidney stones.

Besides, pumpkin seeds also have other medical values:

1. diabetes

Pumpkin seeds improve insulin regulation in diabetic patients and prevent some unwanted consequences of diabetes on kidney function. Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease so it is necessary for people to mange diabetes.

2. prevent inflammation

Inflammation can cause further damage on kidneys. Pumpkin seeds have been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.

3. provide potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral we need to keep our hearts and muscles working at their optimal levels. However, as for kidney disease patients, they should keep away from high potassium foods. This is because when kidneys fail they can no longer remove excess potassium, so the levels build up in the body. High potassium level will cause nausea, weaken, numbness and slow pulse. Therefore, people with bad kidneys should not eat high potassium foods too much, including pumpkin.

Whether you can eat pumpkin seeds or not depends on your own medical conditions. The answer is complex. The above have given you some suggestion. If you still have any doubt, just feel free to consult our online doctor or send email to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We will send you some suggestion as soon as possible.

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