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Can I Take Avocados with Kidney Disease

2014-01-13 01:39

Can I Take Avocados with Kidney DiseasePeople with kidney disease always have restricted diet. They can not enjoy whatever they like. Before they add something to their diet, they often ask whether it is beneficial for their kidney. Avocado is a kind of fruit that many people enjoy it. But can people with kidney disease take them? Avocados are common to see, but you may know their health benefits.

Benefit 1: Eat avocado to decrease blood pressure

Due to kidney function impairment, they can not balance the electrolyte in the body, as a result, many patients suffer from edema and high blood pressure because of sodium retention. Avocados contain high amounts of potassium, which reduces the effects of sodium on blood pressure and lower blood pressure. However, you can not eat so many avocados if you have advanced kidney disease, potassium building up in the body will cause abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure and so on.

Benefit 2: Eat avocado to lower cholesterol

Avocados are a good source of beta-sitosterol, a compound that helps to lower cholesterol levels.

Benefit 3: Eat avocado for a good heart heath

Heat health is a common complication of kidney disease. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocados are all great for heart health.

Benefit 4: Eat avocado to boost immune system

It is said that eat avocado regularly strengthens the body’s immune system. When avocado is consumed together with other fruits and vegetables, the absorption of phytonutrients are a few times higher than when consumed on its own, which is beneficial for your health.

Eating avocado can also benefit your eyes, protect you from cancer, improving morning sickness and so on.

Though eating avocado has health benefits, you should avoid eating too much. There goes a saying that too much is as bad as too little. If you do not know how many avocados you should eat, you can consult our online doctors.

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