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Benefits of Flaxseed for Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-12-05 16:05

Benefits of Flaxseed for Chronic Kidney DiseaseFlaxseed, or flaxseed oil, is always honored as a super food for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Knowing the benefits of flaxseed can guide CKD patients to consume it correctly.

Benefits of flaxseed depend on its nutrition.

On one hand, this grain doesn’t contain cholesterol, so it can help reduce high cholesterol for kidney disease patients. On the other hand, it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acid, which belongs to unsaturated fatty acids. Because it is one important ingredient of cells and can help maintain the proper work of cytomembrane, we call it essential amino acid.

What benefits can CKD patients get from flaxseed?

Flaxseed does bring many healthy effect for people with kidney disease. However, they should also pay attention to the amount of this grain or its oil that they take in. Consuming it correctly, these patients can gain the following benefits:

Reduce fluid and sodium retention

So many kidney disease patients are bothered by swelling in ankles, feet, legs, etc. Flaxseed is able to help kidneys eliminate sodium and extra fluid, so as to ease patients’ swelling.

Improve blood circulation

Through declining the level of blood fat and increasing the level of unsaturated fatty acid, this grain can keep normal blood flow, reduce the workload on heart and lower high blood pressure. For people with kidney disease, normal blood circulation and heart health are both important.

Prompt the repair of kidney cells

Omega-3 fatty acid can increase the self-curative ability of damaged cells as well as kidney cells, by increasing cell respiration and nutrient exchanging function. Once damaged kidney cells are repaired, patients’ kidney function level will increase largely.

In addition, flaxseed can also help control kidney disease complication and manage the underlying causes. Therefore, it is indeed a great food for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

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