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Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat Cucumbers

2014-06-08 20:26| Font Size A A A


Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat CucumbersGenerally, kidney disease patients are suggested to eat more fruits and vegetables. Can they eat cucumbers? Certainly, they also can get many benefits from eating this vegetable.

If you or your loved suffer kidney disease, surely you know that many symptoms or complications will occur, such as high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, swelling, joint pain, poor appetite and so on. These uncomfortable feelings will bring great pain to your normal life. To improve these conditions, dietary therapy plays a necessary role and they can choose to eat fresh cucumbers.

Cucumber is a kind of green vegetable and is known to be one of the best foods for your overall health. Here, I will analyze its abundant nutritions for patients.

Promote joint health, relieves gout and arthritis pain.

It is an excellent source of silica which is known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.

Prevent cancer

Its cucurbitacinC content contributes to enhancing immune function, thus achieving the goal of anticancer.

Reduce blood sugar

It is rich in glucoside of glucose and fructose. Even so, they are usually not involved in glucose metabolism. Therefore, it is beneficial for diabetic patients.

Rehydrates body and replenishes daily vitamins

It contains 95 percent water which can keep the body hydrated and help the body eliminate toxins. Also, it is commonly used as a diuretic.

Ease fatigue and headache

Eating a few cucumber slices before going to bed can reduce the intensity of headache and fatigue, because it contains enough vitamin B, vitamin E and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost.

Relieve bad breath

Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, it will kill the bacteria in your mouth and improve bad breath.

Reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure

Some researchers have found that a compound called sterols in it may help reduce high cholesterol levels. And it contains small quantities of potassium which can maintain blood pressure within a normal range.

All in all, cucumbers are healthy and nourishing vegetable for kidney disease patients. If you still want to know more information about renal disease diet, do consult a dietitian or talk with our online doctors directly.

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