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    Are Sunflower Seeds OK For Kidney Failure Patients

    2017-03-20 08:56| Font Size A A A

    Are Sunflower Seeds OK For Kidney Failure PatientsSunflower seeds have abundant health benefits that ensure a healthy life in the long run. Sunflower seeds improve digestion, brain power, and the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Besides, it is rich in magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc and iron. Well then, are sunflower seeds ok for kidney failure patients?

    Yes, it is good for kidney failure patients to eat sunflower seeds. Because sunflower seeds provide the following benefits:

    1. Prevent cardiovascular disease

    Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in kidney patients. Then, it is very important for a patient to have a healthy heart. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which is important in the prevention of heart diseases. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that keeps free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol.

    2. Strengthen your bones and muscles

    The iron in sunflower seeds supplies oxygen to your muscles, while zinc strengthens your immune system and helps avoid cough and cold. Besides, magnesium is also important for strong bones and energy production. This can relieve bone problem and weakness in kidney patients.

    3. Alleviate constipation

    Constipation is also a complication in kidney failure patients. One way to relieve constipation is to consume food with fiber. Sunflower seeds have a large amount of dietary fiber. Thus, constipation can be relieved by consuming sunflower seeds.

    4. Prevent inflammation

    Rich vitamin E in sunflower seeds can neutralize free radicals that would otherwise damage fat-containing structures and molecules, such as cell membranes, brain cells and cholesterol. By protecting these cellular and molecular components, vitamin E is effective in preventing inflammatory effects that cause osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.

    Though sunflower seeds are good for kidney patients, it does not mean all patients can eat sunflower seeds. For those with high potassium level in blood, patients should limit sunflower seeds and other high potassium foods. If you still have any question, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.


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