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Start fruit, also know as carambola, is a very popular fruit which is favored by most people. In fact,Chronic Kidney Disease patients are mostly suggested to take more vegetables and fruits so as to supply some essential nutrients. However, there are many kinds of fruits and some patients don’t know which fruit is good for their health. Here we will talk about the topic -- can CKD patients eat start fruit?
Now, let’s have a look at the nutrients of start fruit.
Carambola is rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C; and low in sugar, sodium and acid. The vitamin C within the fruit is important to the fitness of your body, as it assists in maintaining bones and improves the immune system. It also rich in fiber, which can be useful to reduce cholesterol levels. In addition, the fruit can also help reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. And some studies show that it can protect the liver and increase the urine output taking away more waste products and toxins. So far, we can see star fruit has so many nutrients for human, and kidney disease patients also can get some benefits from eating the star fruit.
Well then, does it mean star fruit is good for all kidney disease patients?
Of course not. Carambolas contains oxalic acid, which has been considered harmful to individuals suffering from kidney failure, kidney stones, or those under kidney dialysis treatment. In normal condition, the healthy kidneys are responsible for discharging extra wastes and toxins from the body, while for the damaged kidneys, they will fail to remove the extra oxalic acid. In the condition, consumption by those who kidney failure can produce hiccups, vomiting, nausea, and mental confusion.
Above all, we can see that there is no certain fruit kidney disease patients can eat or not. That depend on patients’ illness condition. An individualized diet plan, please talk with our Online Doctors or leave a message below directly.