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Are Pistachios Bad for You if You Have Kidney Problems

2013-08-26 16:35

Are Pistachios Bad for You if You Have Kidney ProblemsNative to Iran and Iraq and dating back as early as 6750 BC, pistachios were known for their unique green color, so they can add a distinctive flavor to dishes both savory and sweet. Are they bad for you if you have kidney problems?

While finding the answer to this question, we need to known something more about the nutrition facts derived from this fruit.


Like many nuts, they are high in protein. A 1-oz. Serving of dry roasted pistachios provides 6g of protein. Although protein is a necessary nutrients, Kidney Disease patients are often suggested to limit the intake of this nutrient.


These fruits are particularly high in potassium content. Foods that contain high amount of this mineral are beneficial for all human beings, excepts for those who are suffering from any kind of kidney problems.


They are rich in phosphorus, a mineral needed for building healthy bones, as well as keeping other parts of human body healthy. Normally functioning kidneys can remove excess phosphorus in the blood. When affected by renal disease, the kidneys fail to work well removing this mineral. Foods that are high in phosphorus are generally suggested to be avoided.

From the above analysis, we can see that people with kidney problems need to limit or avoid eating pistachios depending on personalized illness condition. Thereby, you can speak to your dietitian or chat with our online doctor for an exact answer after analysing your kidney disease. If you also want to get the best diet plan in your situation, feel free to Email us at kidney-support@hotmail.com.

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