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Is Cucumber OK for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Time:  2014-03-19 02:39

Is Cucumber OK for Chronic Kidney Disease PatientsChronic Kidney Disease(CKD) is a progressive developed kidney disease. If people around you have been diagnosed with this disease, are they keep a strict diet? Is cucumber OK for chronic kidney disease patients? If you interest in this topic, read on to find the answer, for you or for your friends.

Generally speaking, cucumber can bring much benefits to people, including CKD patients. The benefits are as follows.

A. Potassium is found in many foods including vegetables but choosing the right veggies can help Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients control their mineral levels and lead a healthier life. Cucumbers are the fourth highest cultivated vegetable in the world and are known for their overall health benefits.

B. Among its health benefits, cucumber juice contains minerals such as magnesium and fiber which are very helpful for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure. Researchers also found that a compound (sterols) found in cucumber may help reduce cholesterol levels. A major concern for CKD patients is heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the patient population.

C. Eating cucumber can help keep CKD patients hydrated and offers more nutrients than regular drinking water and can protect those with CKD from inflammation and degeneration of the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth which surgeons carefully analyze when considering Kidney Transplant Surgery. However, it should be monitored as 96% of cucumber is water content so people with CKD should discuss the best ways to balance eating the vegetable and fluid intake with their Dietitian.

D. Although cucumber is high in potassium, it is low in calories and fat. Cucumber also contains many vitamins and minerals that make them a healthy choice to cook with and snack on for many CKD patients. Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine can help you with your diet with CKD.

Through the above analysis, you must have known whether cucumber OK for CKD patients or not. If you or your beloved one or your close friend happen to be a CKD sufferer, leave us a message below or email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com. We are here to help you all the time.

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