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Can ESRD Patients Eat Mangosteen

2013-12-01 09:00

Can ESRD Patients Eat MangosteenMangosteen is often revered as “Queen of Fruits”. It is not only used as a delicious food, but also a source of traditional medicine. Can ESRD patients eat mangosteen?

Diet for ESRD patients

As we all know, ESRD patients have many diet restrictions.

-Limit the intake of fluid to alleviate edema.

-Before dialysis, ESRD patients are suggested not to consume high amounts of protein. Being on dialysis, ESRD patients are encouraged to eat high quality protein foods such as egg white, fish, milk etc.

-Restrict the intake of sodium, potassium, phosphorous etc.

-Add calories to the diet without causing wastes to build up in the blood if a patient is on dialysis.

100 g mangosteen contains 80.94g water, 73 kcal energy, 8 mg phosphorous, 48 mg potassium, and 7 mg sodium. Besides, it is rich in dietary fiber and vitamins. From the above criterion, we can see that mangosteen is not harmful for ESRD patients. Specifically speaking, eating mangosteen has many benefits.

Health benefits of mangosteen for ESRD patients

1. Mangosteens are rich in vitamin C and contains about 12 % RDA per 100 g, which provides resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful pro-inflammatory free radicals. So it can protect you from diseases.

2. Mangosteen has the function of dilating blood vessels which can improve ischemia and anoxia and  is helpful for the recovery of kidneys.

3. Mangosteen aids in promoting red blood cells and prevents against anemia.

4. Mangosteen contains anti-inflammatory properties. Kidney disease is due to inflammation in the kidney. So kidney patients can benefit from eating mangosteen.

5. Mangosteen is helpful in reducing the level of cholesterol and sugar in human body.

6. Mangosteen also help lower high blood pressure, combat in urinary tract infection, boost energy etc.

However, there is xanthone in mangosteen, too much intake of which will increase the risk of acidosis. How much you can take should be made according to your state of illness. You had better consult a doctor for a wise decision. Would you like an immediate answer? Contact our online doctor now!

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