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Is Pumpkin Seed Good for Kidney Failure Patients

Time:  2014-11-21 15:20

Is Pumpkin Seed Good for Kidney Failure PatientsMore and more people are prefer to choose pumpkin to kill time in their leisure time. While, kidney failure patients has many restrictions on their health diet, can they eat pumpkin seed?

in fact, it depends on patients own illness condition, so we can not tell you the answer exactly, but we make a list of health benefits of pumpkin seed as following:

Mineral and Vitamin Content

Pumpkin seeds are a excellent source of several minerals, including iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium as well as zinc. The iron is a important mineral to red blood cells function. However, if a patient with imbalance electrolyte, you should limit the consumption of pumpkin seeds.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of benefits of roasted pumpkin seeds. Vitamin E helps to keep your cardiovascular system, because it can expend blood vessels, so as to reduce elevated blood pressure and reduce the risks of the accumulation of the substances.

Boost immunity

Zinc found in pumpkin seeds is an important mineral that plays a important role in immune function. One of leading cause of kidney disease is low immunity. The proper consumption of pumpkin seeds can contribute a lot to improve the immunity of patients, so as to help patients fight against various infection from outside.

Although pumpkin seeds have the aspects that can beneficial patients a lot, but it does not mean that all of patients consume all of pumpkin seeds. That is to say that, pumpkin seeds also have many side effects.

It is stringy and difficult to chew thoroughly due to the hard shells, which may lead to indigestion. Eating too much pumpkin seeds can also lead to intestinal gas and diarrhea.

The health benefits and side effects of pumpkin seeds have been listed, if you want to know more details about the health diets, you can send email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.

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