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Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat Tofu

2014-10-05 06:39

Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat TofuCan kidney failure patients eat tofu? This is a question concerned by many kidney failure patients. Tofu is a high quality food and it is indispensable. Well then, is tofu good for renal failure patients?

In normal case, plant protein is metabolized and changed into nitrogenous waste products, which should be filtered out by kidneys.

The filtering ability of kidneys will decline. In this condition, if you do not pay attention to your diet and consume too much plant protein, it will increase nitrogenous wastes and put a strain on your kidneys as well as make your kidney function decline. Tofu is high in protein. If you consume too much tofu, it will inhibit the absorption of iron. In addition, it is prone to lead to protein indigestion, causing abdominal distention, diarrhea and other symptoms.

Tofu can cause iodine deficiency. The beans for tofu contain a kind of substance called saponin, which can not only prevent atherosclerosis but also promote the secretion of iodine in your body. If you eat tofu too much for a long time, it will lead to iodine deficiency and increase the risk of stroke. Besides, tofu also contains rich purine. Those who have purine metabolic disorder and increased nixie acid concentration should eat less tofu.

Can kidney failure patients eat tofu? Generally speaking, there is no exact answer for renal failure diet. What you should know is to remember that you should not eat tofu too much. Tofu overtaking will workload your kidneys and even worsen your present medical conditions. Moreover, what you can eat mainly depends on your medical conditions. If you do not know what you can eat, you had better leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com or consult our online doctor. We will give you answer directly.

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