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Eggplant is one of green vegetables and has abundant nutritious value for most people. However, due to strict diet limits, can people with chronic kidney disease eat eggplant? Here we will talk with this topic and please read on. If you want to an individualized renal diet plan, please feel free to contact our dietitian online or leave a message below directly and we are glad to help you.
The overview of chronic kidney disease.
Chronic Kidney Disease refers to gradual decline of renal function over a periods with months or years. And kidneys fail to function properly and meanwhile, patients will also suffer from a series symptoms and/or complications such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, proteinuria, swelling, anemia, fatigue, vomiting, poor appetite, high cholesterol, heart disease and so on. When you experience any symptoms, you should take immediate treatment to stop this condition. It happened that eggplant plays a significant role in controlling even relieving these symptoms.
Well then, what are the benefits of eggplant for chronic kidney disease patients?
Low in sodium, potassium and phosphorus
The damaged kidney cannot remove the extra sodium, potassium and phosphorus from the body effectively and patients are always suggested to limit intake of these substances. Luckily, eggplant is low in potassium, salt and phosphorus, and eating this vegetable can’t trigger or worsen the illness condition.
Chlorogennic acid is a plant compound that is known for its high antioxidant activity. Antioxidants shield your cells from oxidation. Therefore, eating eggplant can protect your kidney tissues and cells from the oxidation and further damage.
Fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Eggplant is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help protect against type 2 diabetes and keeps the digestive system regular.
The vitamins in eggplant consist primarily of vitamin A, vitamin B, folate and vitamin C. Patients can strengthen immune system.
It is said that eating eggplant can reduce hyperlipidemia and high blood pressure for chronic kidney disease patients. Through the above analysis, you can see that chronic kidney disease patients can eat eggplant. But eating too much or too little depends on your illness condition. Any unclear about this topic, please tell us and we will try our best to help you.