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Nuts are considered as healthy food for healthy people, while whether nuts are good for End Stage Renal Disease patients, or ESRD. This article will give a full analysis of nuts content, so you can know whether they are good for ESRD patien

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Are Nuts Good for End Stage Renal Disease Patients

2014-04-16 06:10

Are Nuts Good for End Stage Renal Disease PatientsNuts are considered as healthy food for healthy people, while whether nuts are good for End Stage Renal Disease patients, or ESRD. This article will give a full analysis of nuts content, so you can know whether they are good for ESRD patients or not.

For ESRD patients, they need necessary nutrients to keep their normal metabolism and physiological activities. However, they also need to pay attention to the foods they eat to avoid producing too much metabolic waste. Generally speaking, nuts are good for end stage kidney disease patients in right amounts. The followings are detailed analysis of nutritional component of nuts.

A good source of high quality protein

End stage renal disease patients always face a dilemma that they should keep certain amount of protein but too much protein will stain their kidneys. Thus, nephrologists or dietitian always recommend foods high in high quality protein for them. Nuts are good source of high quality protein, so in this term, nuts are good for them.

Rich in unsaturated fat

Fats in our body work to maintain warmth of our body, keep skin and hair healthy and store energy. Fats comprise healthy fat and unhealthy fat. Unsaturated fats containing in nuts belongs to the former, which help to lower blood cholesterol levels and lessen your risk of cardiovascular disease.

High carbohydrate content

For ESRD patients, they need to make changes in their diet. Sometimes these changes may make it more difficult for them to get enough calories each day. Thus, they need to eat some food high in carbohydrate, which can provide many calories. In this case, patients can take nuts, which is high carbohydrate content into consideration.

Some notes need to pay attention to while patients eat nuts.

Though nuts have many ingredients good for ESRD patients, some ingredients in nuts have a negative effect on ESRD patients.

Nuts also contain sodium, potassium, phosphorus. Sodium can cause water retention and high blood pressure. Hyperkalemia can be a reason of sudden cardiac death. Hyperphosphatemia is related to bone disease in ESRD patients. If patients have the mentioned disease, nuts aren’t recommended for them. What’s more, patients in end stage kidney disease should consult their doctors before they make any changes in their diets.

In addition, different nuts may have some differences in content. Patients can consult their dietitian for more detailed advice or they can contact our online doctors for help.

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