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Is Peanut Safe For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Time:  2014-02-13 02:21

Is Peanut Safe For Chronic Kidney Disease PatientsProper and right diet is good for the overall health condition and also will not put strain on kidneys. Then, is peanut such a good food for chronic kidney disease(CKD) patients?

Kidneys are important organs in our body. They work to balance electrolytes, discharge wastes from the blood and regulate blood pressure. However, once the kidneys are injured, a lot of symptoms will occur like high creatinine level, poor appetite, frequent urination, edema and so on. Generally speaking, peanut is not a good choice for people with chronic kidney disease due to the following reasons.

1. High potassium level in peanut

There is 563.0g potassium level in 100g peanut. Injured kidneys are easily causing high potassium level in your body. In this case, if chronic kidney disease patients intake too many peanuts, the high potassium level will be elevated again. In this case, it puts a strain on kidneys and worsen your health conditions. High potassium level is going to cause weakness, muscle cramps, etc.

2. High phosphorus in peanuts

High phosphorus level will inhibit the absorption of calcium. In view of this, it will cause many complications such as bone problems, heart problem, lung disease etc. Peanut is high in phosphorus level, so less peanut intake will not worsen your overall health.

3. Bad fats

Hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease is often to be seen in kidney disease. Peanut contains bad fats which have bad fats on heart health when you take excess peanuts.

From the above mentioned, we can make a conclusion that chronic kidney disease people had better not eat peanuts. Apart from the disadvantages of peanuts for kidney disease patients, peanuts also have some good effects for them. The following will analyze the health benefits of peanuts.

1. Reduce high cholesterol level

Peanut butter contains linoleic acid that can discharge cholesterol out of body and avoid cholesterol accumulation in your body. It will decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease caused by cholesterol level over the normal value.

2. Blood coagulation and hemostasis

Peanut skin contains grease and various kinds of vitamins as well as substances which can coagulate blood in a short time. Besides, it has effective treatment on pathogenic disease and human hematopoietic function.

Peanuts have good and bad effects on people with kidney disease. Therefore, whether you can eat peanuts chiefly depends on your own health conditions and you should consult a renal doctor to tell you how much you can eat.

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