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Can Renal Patients Eat Raisins

2015-05-18 08:23

Can Renal Patients Eat RaisinsDried big grapes are also known as raisins. Raisins are natural source of energy, minerals, electrolyte and vitamins, dietary fiber, poly phenolic anti-oxidants. The health benefits of raisins contain relief from acidosis, constipation, anemia and sexual weakness and fever. Generally speaking, renal disease patients can eat raisins.

Raisins contribute to kidney disease from the following aspects:

1. Alleviate constipation

Constipation is a common complication of kidney disease. A constipation patient should consume dry raisins and fennel seed daily before going to sleep. Raisins, the dried from absorbs water which helps to give relief in constipation.

2. Help against anemia

Raisins have a good amount of iron as well as B complex vitamins in them which help to treat anemia. The copper present in raisins also helps in the production of red blood cells. From this aspect, kidney disease patients can eat raisins.

3. Prevent infection

Infection is a dangerous factor for kidney disease people because it may worse kidney disease or cause relapse. Thus, it is of great importance to prevent infection. Raisins have a substance called polyphenolic phytonutrients which is well known as an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant. It helps lower the risk of fever and kills the bacteria. Therefore, having a few raisins a day can keep you safe from cold and other such infections.

4. Good for heart

Heart disease is a major cause of death in kidney disease. To reduce the mortality rate, raisin is such a good food for kidney disease patients. Polyphenol and fiber helps in lowering LDL cholesterol. Raisin contains resveratrol which restricts the activity of angiotensin, a hormone which can shrink blood vessels. It also increases the production of nitric oxide, which is able to relax blood vessels.

From the above, we can see eating raisins would not make your kidneys get worse even if you were a kidney patient. However, raisins could easily aggravate regulatory disorders caused by advanced kidney disease, which is why kidney patients with high potassium and phosphorus levels should avoid them.

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