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Recommended Fruits And Vegetables for Stage 4 Kidney Failure

2013-08-29 17:48

Recommended Fruits And Vegetables for Stage 4 Kidney FailureWhen stage 4 kidney failure occurs, a number of restrictions on diet will be required.More fruits and vegetables should be included in diet for stage 4 kidney failure.What are the recommended fruits and vegetables for stage 4 kidney failure?

Healthy benefits of fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have many healthy benefits for people with stage 4 kidney failure.

1. Oxidation is a normal process for energy production and many chemical reactions in the body, but excessive oxidation of fats and cholesterol creates molecules known as free radicals that can damage cells. Vegetables and fruits are rich in antioxidants which can neutralize free radicals to reduce oxidation and damage to body cells.

2. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber.Fiber can reduce cholesterol,prevent constipation and reduce cardiovascular disease.Also,the anti-inflammatory compounds can relieve inflammation in kidneys and slow renal function decline.

In addition, fruits and vegetables can improve the overall condition and reduce the likelihood of complications. In view of the above healthy benefits, fruits and vegetables are recommended to patients with stage 4 Kidney Failure.

Recommended fruits and vegetables

As most of fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, the patients with stage 4 kidney failure should be careful when choosing fruits and vegetables. As the kidneys are damaged, high levels of potassium build up in body.Elevated potassium level in body can cause irregular heartbeat and even heart attack.In addition, foods loaded in phosphorus should also be avoided.

Apples are high in antioxidants and relatively low in potassium and sodium. All types of berries are supposed to be super-foods because they are low in potassium and high in antioxidants. Red grapes and cherries are also healthy fruits for people with stage 4 kidney failure.

As for vegetables, red bell pepper is rich in vitamin C, A and B-6. Cabbage can break up free radicals and prevent certain diseases. Cauliflower is high in vitamin C and fiber and contains compounds which can improve renal function.

The above are some recommended fruits and vegetables for people with stage 4 kidney failure. For more information on diet for stage 4 kidney failure, you can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com .

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