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Are Peaches Good For FSGS Stage 4 Patients

2014-04-14 07:36

Are Peaches Good For FSGS Stage 4 PatientsPeach is a widely adored delicious juicy fruit. It is origins from China and now popular in all over the world. The health benefits of peach are merely known to its regular user. Peach contains a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidant and other chemical contents. Well then, as Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis(FSGS) patients, can they eat peaches?

Whether FSGS patients can eat peaches or not mainly depends on the benefits of peaches. It is researched that peaches are kidney-friendly fruits with the following heathy benefits.

1. Toxin cleanser

Diseased kidneys fail to cleanse your body, causing many toxins pile up in your body. Besides, we take many toxins daily with our daily meals that can further kidney damage. Peaches contain high amount of fiber and potassium that reduces kidney related diseases and lessen the risk of ulcer.

2. Works against heart disease and cancer

Studies have found that lycopene and lutein in peaches helps to prevent macular degeneration and cancer. And also it plays a significant role in decreasing the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is a common complication and many FSGS patients die from this complication more quickly than the disease itself.

3. Anti-inflammatory and constipation prevention

A study has shown that peaches is abundant in antioxidant and fiber. Antioxidant, chlorogenic acid, can be used as anti-inflammatory in the body. On the other side, fiber is good for digestion and also can prevent constipation.

4. Have a diuretic effect

Peach can be a diuretic fruit which helps cleanse your kidneys. Furthermore, if FSG patients have edema, eating peaches moderately can increase the urine volume to alleviate swelling to some extent.

5. Fight-obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that works as antioxidants.

From the above information, FSGS patients are allowed to eat peaches. However, it does not mean all patients can eat it as medical conditions vary from person to person. If patients have high potassium level in blood, they should limit or avoid peaches so as not to worsen their conditions. Thus, before eating peaches, you should consult your doctor to make sure whether you can eat peaches.

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