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Nowadays, pumpkin is frequently seen in the dishes. Well, can a person with stage 3 CKD eat pumpkin?
According to the survey, this food is a good resource of vitamin A, C, E, dietary fiber. Meanwhile, it is also loaded with potassium, iron, antioxidants, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. And the benefits are summarized as follows:
-Diuretics It is reported that pumpkin juice can work as a natural diuretic, which can help purify the blood and accelerate the excretion of wastes and toxins out of the body.
-Boost immune system Due to high contents of vitamins and antioxidants, it can also help increase the production of white blood cells and enhance resistance to various infections.
-Control high blood pressure According to the statistics, eating it in moderation can help control high blood pressure and reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke and hardening of arteries.
-Prevent kidney stones It is proven that taking 5-10 grams of pumpkin seeds per day can also help prevent kidney stones.
Additionally, the dietary fiber present in pumpkin can help treat gastrointestinal disorders, for example, constipation. What’s more, it also work in reducing LDL cholesterol level.
Even if pumpkin has the above benefits, people with stage 3 CKD should not eat it without limitation. And the right consumption should be in accordance with the specific condition. If you are not clear about this, please feel free to click the Online Doctor!
In daily life, stage 3 CKD patients also need to pay enough attention to a well-balanced diet. Let’s take protein foods for example, to lighten the strain of kidneys, the ingestion of protein can be 0.6-0.8g/kg per day. If the condition is serious, the amount should be restricted at 0.4g/kg per day or less. For more detailed info, you are always welcomed to leave us message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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