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Ghee has a rather unique and flavorful taste which is rich nutrients. However, due to various dietary restrictions, quite a number of Chronic Kidney Disease patients don’t know whether they can eat this food nor not. Now, we will talk about the topic: is ghee good for CKD patients?
Healthy benefits for normal people.
Ghee is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E and K, which are necessary nutrients for the body. For normal people, ghee indeed has some of the most impressive benefits, such as protecting gastrointestinal system, balancing cholesterol levels, reducing inflammation in the joints, strengthening immune system, improving eye health or even preventing certain type of cancer.
However, for patients with Renal Failure, they have to reduce intake of ghee or even keep away from ghee. You can see the reasons in the following content.
As a dairy product like butter, ghee is derived from animals such as cows fat and goats fat. This food has abundant dietary fats (mostly saturate fats) that can help our body absorb and make use of these vitamins. Actually, it belongs to the high fat and high protein food.
It will increase impaired kidneys’ burden.
Generally speaking, if you have chronic kidney disease, you are suggested to have a low-protein diet. Because eating too much protein will produce more metabolic products in your body that should be removed by the kidneys. However, when kidneys fail to function well, these wastes will build up in body, worsening kidney condition. Therefore, CKD patients should reduce intake of ghee or avoid eating the food.
Induce some severe complications
People with CKD also should keep a low-fat diet. Taking too much high fat foods like ghee, butter will induce some complications, like high blood pressure, diabetes, or cardiovascular diseases, which can shorten patients’ lives greatly!
Through above analysis, we can see that renal disease patients should be careful when they choose the dairy food. Any questions or wanna an individualized diet plan, please email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below directly!