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Can Elder Patients on Dialysis Eat Eggplant

2015-02-16 11:49| Font Size A A A

Can Elder Patients on Dialysis Eat EggplantAlong with dialysis, patients must adhere to correct diet that will not cause extra complications with their kidney function. Recently, some patients put forward the question: can elder patients on dialysis eat eggplant? Now, let’ see.

Eggplant is a kind of common and healthy vegetable in our daily life. Meanwhile, we can get many healthy benefits from eating the vegetable. Whether elder patients on dialysis can eat or not depend on patients’ specific illness condition. Generally speaking, elder dialysis patients also can get many benefits from eating the vegetable.

High vitamins content

For elder people with kidney failure, they are prone to have a low immunity and often feel tired. Eating eggplant can strengthen their immune system and enhance immunity due to its rich vitamins.

Prevent oxidation

Chlorogennic acid is a plant compound that is known for its high antioxidant activity. Antioxidants shield your cells from oxidation. Therefore, eating eggplant can protect your kidney tissues and cells from the oxidation and further damage.

Reduce hyperlipidemia and high blood pressure

You can choose dark strip eggplant, cut them into segments or juliennes and then combine them with seasame catsup and soy sauce together.

Lighten kidney burden

High potassium level is a typical symptoms for kidney failure patients due to decreased renal function. In the case, you should consume some low potassium foods which can help lighten your kidney burden. in view of this point, eggplant is OK for kidney disease patients. But what I want to empress is that your should choose the purple eggplant rather than white one.

Through the above analysis, we can see that elder patients on dialysis can eat eggplant, but the amount must be proper. If you do want to know more kidney-friendly diet plan, please email us to renal-disease@hotmail.com or leave a message in the form below.

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