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Most kidney disease patients are reminded not to eat any food freely because they are prone to suffer from various symptoms due to kidney damage. Some patients indeed love the good taste of parsley which is widely cultivated as a vegetable or a herb. Well then, is parsley dangerous to the kidney health?
Its leaves, tuber and flowers can be regarded as valuable things and are packed with nutrition. Actually, kidney disease or kidney failure patients are suggested to eat parsley, because patients can get the following benefits from eating this vegetable.
The high chlorophyll content from parsley is an excellent blood purifier and builder. The vitamin C and iron content makes iron absorption more effective. Regularly drinking parsley juice (extracted using a gear juicer) helps bring up the hemoglobin count.
The rich vitamin C from parley helps protect against inflammatory problems like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Due to accumulation of toxins in the body, chronic kidney disease patients are prone to suffer from bad breath which is usually a sigh of toxic colon. The purifying and cleaning effect of parsley juice makes a good remedy to clean up the toxic environment.
It can be regarded as a natural diuretic. It can increase the patients’ urine output, and it is good for relieving swelling or edema, lowering creatinine level, or reducing high blood pressure.
Kidney infection or urinary tract infection
Two healing compounds in parsley, myristicin and apiole, help increase urine flow that removes infection-causing bacteria from the urinary tract. At the same time, it also detoxify the toxins from the body through urination. The diuretic effect helps prevent kidney stones and various urinary tract problems.
But does it mean all kidney disease patients can eat this vegetable freely?
Unfortunately, the answer is not. Because it is rich in potassium and phosphorus. If patients’ potassium or phosphorus level is above the normal value which shows in their test report, they are not suggested to eat parsley even they should avoid eating it.