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Chronic Kidney Disease patients have to develop different dietary plan from the healthy people. Generally, they are suggested to take more vegetables and fruits. But they should also draw high attention to some ingredients within the food. Well then, is kale good for CKD patients?
Actually, to know whether patients can eat the vegetable or not, it is important to know the CKD patients’ dietary principles and nutrients in the kale.
Actually, patients can get abundant nutrients from eating the healthy vegetable.
Kale is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which can help fight against inflammation, which often occurs in CKD patients.
Strengthen immune system
Low immune system is the common symptom for patients who suffer kidney damage. Kale contains a large amount of vitamin A, X and B2 and many minerals, especially calcium, iron, and potassiu. And its vitamin C content can help strengthen immune system.
Keep bone health
Due to calcium deficiency, many kidney disease patients suffer from bone disease. Kale is packed with vitamin K, which acts as a modifier of bone matrix proteins. It can improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium.
Prevent cardiovascular disease
Heart disease is a common complication of CKD, which is also the main cause of death for kidney patients. The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in kale all support heart health. Because fiber lowers cholesterol level, potassium counteracts the effect of sodium, and vitamin C and B6 can neutralize the free radicals in the body so as to reduce their damage to the heart.
It contains a large amount of potassium, which need to draw your high attention if you have high potassium level. Any questions, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you.