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    Is Okra OK to Eat on A Renal Diet

    Is Okra OK to Eat on A Renal DietDue to strict dietary restrictions, kidney disease patients have to think for a minute when they choose something to eat. Because diet is just like double-sword, improper diet intake may aggravate illness condition, while a healthy eating plan will help strengthen body health. Then, is okra to eat on a renal diet? Now, let’s see.

    Actually, okra is a kind of very health vegetable. Many people including kidney disease patients also can get benefits from eating the vegetable.

    Reduce Blood fat

    Okra contains no fat or cholesterol but rich soluble fiber, which can help lower high blood fat or blood cholesterol level, thus prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Aid digestion

    With the progress of kidney disease, patients are usually at high risk of digestive problems, like constipation, poor appetite, vomiting and so on. The abundant soluble fiber also can improve the health of digestive tract and prevent constipation.

    Strengthen immune system

    Vitamin C is one of important nutrients in the vegetable. More than 90% of kidney disease are caused by immune disorders. Taking enough vitamin C can help kidney disease patients strengthen immune system and enhance immunity.

    Lose weight

    It is a good food which can help lose weight because it contains no fat.

    Other benefits

    The flavone content is 2.8% which have the functions of anti-aging and preventing diabetes (one leading cause of kidney disease).

    Well then, can all kidney disease patient eat the vegetables freely?

    Of course not. Everything has two sides, let alone diet. Especially when patients are experiencing kidney stone are at a risk, or PKD, they should also control or avoid the intake of okra because it is also rich in oxalate. If you want to get more kidney-friendly diet suggestion, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or email to and we are glad to help you.

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