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Can Stage 3 Kidney Disease Patients Eat Yacon

2014-09-15 11:46| Font Size A A A

Can Stage 3 Kidney Disease Patients Eat YaconSomeone in stage 3 kidney disease may be referred to a dietitian. Because diet is such an important part of treatment. Well then, is yacon good for kidney health? Wanna the answer, let’s see the article together.

A person with Stage 3 CKD has moderate kidney damage with a decreased GFR of 30-59ml/min. As kidney function declines, waste products can build up in the blood, causing numerous symptoms, like fatigue, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, swelling, proteinuria, heart disease, gastrointestinal tract problems and on on. In order to control these symptoms, in addition to the medical treatment, diet therapy is very important. Actually, stage 3 kidney disease patients can eat yacon so as to control even delay the progression of illness condition.

What are the healthy benefits of yacon?

Yacon is rich in oligosaccharide which is hard to be absorbed by the body since there is no enzyme can hydrolyze it in the body. Therefore, diabetics also can consume yacon. In addition, it contains a large amount of vitamins, minerals, and more than 20 amino acids. It is regarded as a traditional root of food for 500 years in South American.

What are the yacon’s benefits for stage 3 kidney disease patients?

As the mentioned above, it has rich oligosaccharide which has abundant benefits for stage 3 kidney disease patients. This content can help patients in the following way:

-Promote digestion and regulate gastrointestinal tract.

-Regulate blood and remove hyperlipidemia so as to well control of high cholesterol and diabetes.

-Relax the bowels (solve constipation) and prevent diarrhea.

-Clear toxins, reduce high blood pressure as well as protect skin health.

-anti-inflammatory and diuresis

-Keep urinary tract smooth and reduce the risks of calculus or stones.

-Enhance immunity

From the above the introduction, we can see that yacon is indeed a good food for stage 3 kidney disease patients. But it is worth nothing that, persons with diseased stomach, they should be cautious when they choose to eat this food, because it will lead to stomach cold and diarrhea and so on. For an individualized diet lists, you can talk with our doctors online directly or email to

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