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Is Tomato Good for PKD Patients

2014-08-23 23:59| Font Size A A A

Is Tomato Good for PKD PatientsIt is a common sense that they should have strict diet restrictions for patients with polycystic kidney disease. Well then, can they eat tomato? Is there anything they should pay attention? Please keep reading.

Let’s see that benefits nutrients for PKD patients.

Tomato contains amazing amounts of lycopene which is said to have oxidant properties. The function of tomato can prevent the accumulation of lipid polymer in vessel wall, which is in favor of preventing angiosclerosis and angiemphraxis, and they can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease greatly. In addition, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggested that “the intake of tomatoes and tomato products is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.

Tomatoes are a great source of potassium. Potassium plays an important role in transmission of nerve signals, fluid balance in the body and many other important chemical reactions. It is often used to treat high blood pressure, insulin resistance, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscle weakness and even bloating or swelling and intestinal disorders.

The organic acids in tomato can promote the excretion of gastric juice, which is helpful in the digestion of fat and protein. And these substances can also improve the gastrointestinal function, which is helpful in the recovery of gastrointestinal diseases. Besides, eating tomato is also helpful in preventing and treating constipation.

Other benefits

Tomatoes are powerful blood purifiers as they are high sources of vitamin C and vitamin A.

This vegetable is good for improving skin porosity and are widely used in the manufacture of skin care and beauty products.

But what I want to stress is that not all of PKD patients can eat tomatoes freely. There is abundant potassium in them, while patients with PKD have hyperkalemia eat too much tomato, it will aggravate illness condition.

All in all, diet is just like double-edged sword. There is no exception of tomatoes. If you have any follow-up question about the diet and treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease, welcome to leave a message below or email us to and we will provide more info to you.

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