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Can Chronic Kidney Disease Patient with Lower Potassium Level Eat Papaya

2014-10-16 11:16

Can Chronic Kidney Disease Patient with Lower Potassium Level Eat PapayaPapaya is a kind of foods with rich nutritions, including potassium. Due to the doctors always recommend patient with kidney disease keep a low potassium diet, so those patients dare not to eat it. Then can Chronic Kidney Disease patient with lower potassium level eat Papaya ?

Actually, Papaya is good for patient with low potassium level, that can help to improve the level of potassium, but the patient also should not eat too much, so as to prevent the Hyperpotassemia.

The fruit, as well as the other parts of the papaya tree, contain papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. This enzyme is especially concentrated in the fruit when it is unripe. Papain is extracted to make digestive enzyme dietary supplements and is also used as an ingredient in some chewing gums. So it is very helpful in curing the constipation, at the same time provide enough nutritions to the body.

The nutrition chart of Papaya       

Papaya, fresh                   

1.00 (276.00 grams)

Calories: 119

GI: medium

vitamin C : 224.1%

folate : 25.5%

fiber : 18.7%

vitamin A: 14.5%

magnesium: 14.4%

potassium : 14.3%

copper: 13.3%

pantothenic acid : 10.6%

This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Papaya provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System.

In one word, Papaya is an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids) and vitamin C. It is a very good source of folate. In addition, it is a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium, copper, and vitamin K. It is suitable for Chronic Kidney Disease patient with lower potassium level. If you have other questions or need any help in curing this disease, do not hesitant to contact our online doctor, we are here waiting to help you.

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