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Is Corn A Food to Eat for Kidney Failure

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Is Corn A Food to Eat for Kidney FailureKidney failure is characterized by a great drop of kidney function. So patients with kidney failure should manage a proper diet to protect the residual kidney function. Is corn a food to eat for kidney failure?

You should eat less corn in the following situations.

According to a research, the corn have the highest nutritional value and health care function among all the staple foods. But is it good for patients with kidney failure?

In terms of diet, patients with kidney failure should consume a low-protein diet to reduce the burden of kidney. However, high-quality protein is required to ensure enough nutrition for our body. Though corn is a low-protein food, it is low-quality food too. So for patients with kidney failure, especially who are on dialysis, corn is not suggested to eat as a supplement of protein.

It is reported that corn is rich in potassium and phosphorus. Patients with kidney failure are easily to be attacked by high level of potassium and phosphorus because of kidney damage. The kidney has a function of keeping electrolyte balance. For patients with high level of potassium and phosphorus, it is not wise to take in too much corn.

The good effects to our body.

However, corn indeed has some protective functions. The abundant unsaturated fatty acid has a great effect on hyperlipemia by reducing the blood cholesterol level and it is can also reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

The nutrients in corn can improve the metabolism of our body as well as regulate the order of immune system. The vitamin B6 can also stimulate peristalsis and help discharge the waste product in our body.

So it is hard to say whether corn is suitable for your condition. You are suggested to send your medical report to and the doctor will reply after seeing your condition. Or you can consume the online doctor for is corn a food to eat for kidney failure according to your illness condition.

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