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Can Kidney Transplant Patients Eat Eggplants


2013-12-02 11:14

Can Kidney Transplant Patients Eat EggplantsEggplant is a kind of vegetables favored by most of people all over the world, not only because of its delicious taste, but also its nutrient value. For healthy people, they can enjoy whatever the diet they like, while for kidney disease patients, they should restrict what they eat and drink. But for kidney transplant patients, do they still have some diet restrictions? Can they enjoy eggplants? Today you may find the answer here.

Proper diet is important for kidney transplant patients

Though you are lucky enough to find a suitable kidney to replace your damaged kidneys, it does not mean that you can totally get rid of these diet restrictions. You should also pay attention to diet, which can help you reduce the chances that your new kidney will suffer damage. A balanced diet full of quality foods will keep you healthy and strong, reducing complications and infections. Therefore, you should consult your dietitian for advice to make a proper diet according your physical condition. If desired, we are glad to help you.

Health benefits of eggplants

Now let’s have a look at the health benefits of eggplants.

Increased weight is always a problem that troubles many kidney transplant patients, due to the relaxation to their diet. Eggplant is low in calories. Besides it contains no fat and its high fiber content can help you feel full. Using eggplants in lieu of high-calories pastas or rice in casseroles or side dishes can help you eat fewer calories while enjoying satisfying portions.

Besides, eating eggplants can protect you from high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease etc. It can also promote the ability to provide more oxygen and improve blood circulation so as to avoid thrombus.

However, eggplant is rich in mineral, boasting a large quantity of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. If electrolytes in your body are still in disorder after kidney transplant, you had better limit the intake of eggplant.

All in all, you should make a decision about whether you can eat eggplant or not according to your own condition.


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