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    How Much Romaine Lettuce Can I Have Stage 3 CKD

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    How Much Romaine Lettuce Can I Have Stage 3 CKDRomaine lettuce is the very green vegetable which have abundant nutrients for human’s body health, including Stage 3 CKD patients. But kidney experts remind that patients should be careful with what they eat. Then, how much romaine lettuce can I have Stage 3 CKD?

    Chronic kidney disease usually progresses slowly and causes various health problems. In this case, healthy foods can make their body stronger. On the contrary, improper diet may worsen their overall health condition. For kidney patients, they are usually recommended to develop a low-sodium and low-protein diet. With the progression of their illness condition, potassium and phosphorus intake should also be noticed.

    Benefits for romaine lettuce 

    Romaine contains lactucin which can relieve pain, lower high cholesterol level and treat neurasthenia.

    The mannitol content are good for promoting blood circulation, discharging extra wastes and toxins from the body.

    The vegetable contains interferon inducing agent which can help prevent virus and enhance immunity.

    The property of protocatechuic acid can help inhibit cancers.

    Vitamin E and carotene, as well as vitamin C are good for stage 3 kidney disease patients.

    Well then, how much romaine lettuce can I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease?

    As other vegetables, romaine lettuce is rich in potassium. Therefore, stage 3 kidney disease patients should limit intake or even keep away from romaine lettuce if they have high potassium level. In the normal condition, potassium level ranges from 3.7 to 5.2mEq/L.If your potassium level is higher than the normal range, it is important to master a proper dosage. Actually, a good diet should be individualized. Generally speaking, if patients do not have high potassium level, it is no necessary to limit intake of romaine lettuce.

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