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Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat Walnuts

2013-07-01 09:53

Kidney Failure, walnutsKidney Failure patients will be suggested to keep a reasonable diet. As kidney disease progresses, nutritional needs change as well. However, whether can Kidney Failure patients eat walnuts? Now follow us to find the answer.

Walnuts are an excellent source of protein and healthy fats that can protect the body against heart disease. It is regarded as a kind of healthy food. People add them to salads, trail mixes and main dishes to get the protective effects of this delicious nut. So, undoubtedly, walnuts are good for common people.

However, for Kidney Failure patients, eating more protein than the body needs may put an extra burden on the kidneys and cause kidney function to decline faster. Kidney Failure patients are usually advised to eat moderate or reduced amounts of protein, which has the following benefits: decrease protein in the urine, slow the decline of GFR and kidney blood flow, reduce kidney cyst growth, etc. A food is high in protein if it has more than 5g of protein per 100g, while 100g of walnuts contains 15g protein. So Kidney Failure patients are not suggested to eat walnuts.

In addition to protein intake, dietitian will also help you make other diet plans on other aspects according to your specific condition. For example, if you have high phosphorus level, you will be suggested to avoid high-phosphate foods like dairy products, walnuts, peanut butter, beer, cola, canned iced teas, lemonade and certain vegetables. If you are interested in detailed information about diet for kidney Failure, you can send us more about your condition to kidney-support@hotmail.com. Our experts will give you free medical advices according to your condition.

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