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Is Mung Bean Good to People with Kidney Disease

2013-02-06 16:40

Is Mung Bean Good to People with Kidney DiseaseMung bean and bean sprouts are commonly used in cuisine. It has a good flavor and also rich in minerals. It is a good food option for us. However, is mung bean good to people with kidney disease?

Mung bean has many health benefits for people with Kidney Disease. It is a good food option for the patients.

Azotemia refers to the levels of urea, non-protein urea or creatinine in blood exceeds the normal range. As kidneys are damaged, the urea in body can not be excreted out of body adequately, thus accumulating in blood. Mung bean can reduce the decomposition of proteins to reduce the production of urea. Thereby, it can help protect the remaining kidney function.

Mung bean has certain effect in treating hyperlipemia associated with kidney disease. The polysaccharide in mung bean can strengthen the function of the lipoprotein enzyme and promote the hydrolysis of triglyceride. Thereby, it can help lower the levels of lipid in blood and help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The patients with kidney disease are susceptible to infections due to weak immunity. Consumption of mung bean can help enhance the patients’ immunity and reduce the risk of infections.

Additionally, mung bean can supply necessary water and salt to the patients with kidney disease. Dehydration and hyponatremia is often seen in some cases, especially when they suffer from long term poor appetite, nausea and vomiting. Mung bean can provide water and inorganic salt to balance water and electrolyte.

The above are the health benefits of mung bean for people with kidney disease. However, not all the patients should add it in their diet. Also, it is important to keep right amount of mung bean in their diet. You can consult a dietitian or us to decide if it is suitable for your condition.

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