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Is Green Tea a Good Drink For Kidney Disease


2013-04-17 16:41

green tea,kidney diseaseGreen tea is a healthy drinking for most people and is ordered to deal with wound since 2.000 years ago in Ancient China and Indian. However, if you have Chronic Kidney Disease, you are suggested to confirm with your doctor firstly.

My friend went to see her nephrologist last month and when they talked about diet management, she told her doctor her hobby of drinking tea. Her doctor felt surprised and immediately asked: “do you drink green tea?” “yes, sometimes I drink it.” Said my friend. The doctor suggested not to try it again.

My friend felt confused for she never knew the rule before and when she went back, she searched various information about kidney disease and green tea. She did much job on it and found many different explanations, but for her, obviously she should listen to her doctor.

Here is what she found about green tea.

Green tea is from unfermented leaves and is high concentration of poly phenol. This works as a very powerful antioxidant which helps lower cholesterol and increase HDL. Really, green tea has various benefits for human health.

But why the doctor removes green tea from CKD diet list?

The most convincing evidence that my friend found is that green tea is rich in caffeine, which is mentioned in most the studied she saw. Caffeine can raise blood pressure, strengthen the burden of kidneys and surely makes patient anxious always.

Thereby, not only green tea is not a recommended for CKD patients, but also other caffeine beverage.( Then, what kind of beverage is safe for CKD patients, you can consult us to get more information.)

In a summary, drinking green tea is fine and beneficial for healthy people, but it is not for kidney disease patients. In addition, green tea is not a good choice for pregnant women, breast feeding mother, hypertension patients and heart problem patients.



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