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Can A Patient Having Kidney Problem Eat Tomatoes

2015-07-06 10:50| Font Size A A A

Can A Patient Having Kidney Problem Eat Tomatoes Tomatoes are the common vegetable with abundant nutrients, which are favored by many people. Due to its delicious taste and nutrition, many kidney disease patients want to find that “whether can they eat tomatoes or not?” Now, let’s see the following passage.

Generally, a patient with kidney disease should have friendly-kidney diet so as to control the progression of illness condition and protect the remaining renal function. Well then, is tomato OK to eat for patient having kidney problem?

For the question, there is no specific answer. Because the real good kidney diet should depend on patients’ specific illness conditions. As a matter of fact, some kidney disease patients can get the following benefits from eating the vegetable.

Strengthen immune system

Low immune system is the common complication or symptom for patients with kidney disease. The abundant vitamin C within the vegetable can help strengthen immune system and improve immunity.

Rich antioxidant

Tomatoes contain a large amount of antioxidant, which can prevent the free radical damaging the kidney cells and other organs and tissues.

Natural diuretic

Tomato also contains some substances that can function as a diuretic, so for people with kidney disease, they can increase their urine volume to remove more wastes and toxins from the body. It is good for people with early stage kidney disease and nephritis.

Other benefits

Tomato also contains rich vitamin C, rutin, lycopene, and acidity, etc. These minerals are able to help lower serum cholesterol, prevent coronary artery disease, lower high blood pressure and ease swelling. Therefore, eating correct tomato is good to help treat kidney disease to some extent


1. Potassium: there is a large amount of potassium in the tomatoes. If renal disease patients have hyperkalemia, they should limit or even avoid taking this vegetable.

2. It is important to consult the your health provider according to your specific illness conditions.

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