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    Should People with Stage 3 CKD Avoid Avocado

    2015-06-28 08:22| Font Size A A A

    Should People with Stage 3 CKD Avoid AvocadoA person with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) should develop a kidney-friendly diet, so as to protect remaining renal function. Due to strict dietary restrictions, many patients feel confused when they choose something to eat. Here, we will talk about the topic: should people with Stage 3CKD avoid avocado?

    Actually, there is no certain answer for the question. Because whether stage 3 kidney disease patients can eat avocado or not depends on patients’ specific illness condition. Actually, most kidney disease patients can get the abundant benefits from eating the fruit.

    Lower high blood pressure

    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is a leading cause of kidney disease, in turn, kidney disease can also have symptom of high blood pressure. Therefore, a well controlled blood pressure is very important. The potassium in avocado can help expand the blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure.

    Lower high cholesterol level

    Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce the cholesterol levels. High cholesterol level will cause further damage for kidney disease patients, so they can eat some to lower their cholesterol level.

    Prevent cardiovascular disease

    By controlling blood pressure and cholesterol content in blood, patient’s risk for heart disease can be lowered effectively. Seeing from the aspect, eating avocado regularly is very beneficial for kidney disease patients.

    Strengthen immune system

    Vitamin C within the fruit can help strengthen immune system and help patients prevent cold, flu or infection.


    Some Stage 3 CKD patients need to limit intake of certain electrolytes like potassium and phosphorus.Avocado is quite high in potassium. If patients do find that their potassium level is higher than the normal range (3.7-5.2mEq/L), they should keep away from eating the avocado. To know more kidney-friendly diet, you can talk with our Online Doctor or email to or leave a message below directly and we will do our best to help you.

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