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Can Predialysis Patients Safely Drink Almond Milk

2015-09-06 03:07

Can Predialysis Patients Safely Drink Almond MilkCan predialysis patients safely drink almond milk? Kidney disease patients worry about their diet very much. Almond milk has many health benefits including stronger bones, the improvement of vision and a strong, healthy heart. Well then, is it good for predialysis patients to drink almond milk?

Almond milk has the following health benefits:

1. Blood pressure

Consumption of almond milk can help in reducing and maintaining blood pressure. High blood pressure can be either a cause or a complication of kidney disease. In addition to medications, patients also can reduce blood pressure level through proper diet like almond milk.

2. Boost immunity system

A person with a poor immune system is susceptible to health issues and diseases as well as worsen kidney condition. Intake of almond milk may help in keeping the body’s primary line of defense healthy and strong.

3. Keep your heart healthy

Almond milk contains no cholesterol or saturated fat. It is also low in sodium and high in healthy fats, which helps to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. Many kidney disease patients die from heart disease so it is necessary to reduce the risk for heart disease.

4. Good for diabetes patients

Like high blood pressure, diabetes is also a leading cause of kidney disease. Thereby, in daily life, people should eat some foods which will not significantly increase blood sugar levels, reducing the risk for diabetes. Diabetes management also means to lower the risk for kidney disease.

Although almond milk has so many health benefits, not everyone on predialysis can drink almond milk. Kidney disease often brings high potassium level in blood. Therefore, patients who have high potassium level in blood should drink less almond milk.

If you have any question about almond milk or want to know more diet for kidney disease patients, please leave us a message below or send an email to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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