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Are Green Leafy Vegetables Good for Nephrotic Syndrome

2014-04-19 02:45| Font Size A A A

Are Green Leafy Vegetables Good for Nephrotic SyndromeMany Nephrotic Syndrome patients are suggested to eat more green leafy vegetables, but are all these vegetables good for them? After reading this article, you can learn about it’s benefits and what kinds of vegetables are good choices for you.

Generally, green leafy vegetables are rich in some nutrients, such as, vitamin C, vitamin K or beta-carotene. However, how does these nutrients benefit nephritic syndrome patients? The followings are brief introductions about this.

Vitamin C

It is a well known antioxidant. It can help remove the free radicals, which have an impact on cardiovascular disease, hypertension and kidney disease. What’s more, vitamin C can also be found in immune cells and it is supposed to have the effect of anti-infection.


Beta-carotene can be turned into vitamin A in our body, and Vitamin A can help boost nephritic syndrome patients’ immunity.

Vitamin K

It is required for bone health. In advanced stage of nephrotic syndrome, bone disease may afflict patients. So, sufferers can eat some vegetables loaded with vitamin K to ease this symptom.


Fiber presenting in vegetables can maintain intestinal health, prevent obesity and hyperlipidemia.

The above are benefits of green leafy vegetables, and the followings are vegetables with high nutritional value.

Collard Kale contains beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium and it also is a source of two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Spinach Spinach is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, and calcium.

Turnip greens It is a popular vegetable in south America and it is high in vitamin C, K, iron, calcium and so on.

Though green leafy vegetables can help keep nephrotic syndrome patients healthy to a certain degree, they still need to be cautious, as some of these vegetables are loaded with potassium and phosphorus. If you are not clear about this, please resort to our Free Online Doctors. Good luck!

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