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    Can Chronic Kidney Disease Eat Chayote

    Can Chronic Kidney Disease Eat ChayoteChronic Kidney Disease patients are required to have a strict diet plan for controlling the various symptoms. Well then, can Chronic kidney disease patients eat chayote? Let’s have a look at this passage.

    Actually, there is no certain food that patients can eat or can’t eat because different patients have different illness condition. Some kidney disease patients can get many benefits from eating chayote, while some patients can not.

    First, let’s see the overview of nutrition of chayote.

    Chayote has abundant nutrition which is beneficial for body health. Every 100g of chayote contain 90-92g water, 0.9-1.2g protein, 2.6-7.7g carbohydrate, 12-22mg vitamin C, 20mg carotene and 190mg potassium, as well as calcium, iron, sodium and so on.

    Then, let’s see the benefits of this vegetable for chronic kidney disease patients.

    Low-sodium

    It is very low in sodium and it is nearly fat-free, therefore it is an ideal food for those that high blood pressure, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or stroke.

    Dietary fiber

    Chayote is also rich in dietary fiber which can help lower blood cholesterol levels and help control high blood sugar levels for diabetic patients. The fibers in chayote can also help promote the digestion and ease constipation because some CKD patients may suffer from constipation and other digestive and gastrointestinal disorders.

    Vitamin K

    It is a good source of vitamin K which is good for preventing bone problems such as bone pain, osteoporosis and so on.

    Vitamin C

    The vitamin C within chayote is good for improving immune system so as to fight against infections and other disease.

    However, some ingredients are bad for chronic kidney disease. Since this vegetable contain a large amount of water and potassium, patients with swelling and high potassiume or hyperkalemia are not suggested to take the vegetable.

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