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Can Patient with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Eat Unsalted Pistachios

2014-12-23 17:09

Can Patient with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Eat Unsalted Pistachios“My 78-year-old mom has CKD (stage 4). I'd like to give her some unsalted, shelled pistachios for Christmas, but I don't want to do anything contraindicated. What other nuts would be better please ?” Actually, for people with stag 4 kidney disease are not recommend to eat nuts, no matter it is salted or unsalted. But that not means they can not eat it at all, next let us have some details about it.

Can patient with kidney disease eat Unsalted Pistachios ?

Pistachios are rich in many kinds of nutrition, including protein, potassium and phosphorus, all of them are not recommend for kidney disease patient to eat. So as a kidney disease patient you should not eat too much of Pistachios, no matter it’s salt or unsalted.

Are there any nuts that kidney disease patient can eat ?

Pine nuts are high in oleic acid and linolenic acid, so they have anti-hypertensive, and preventing cardiovascular disease effect. The nuts like juglans regia belong to high-protein foods. Eating correct amount of these nuts is able to meet patients’ protein need without excessive protein wastes. In addition, juglans regia also contains various minerals including calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, vitamin B2, B6 and E, etc. These minerals can meet patients’ microelement need in daily life. However, those nuts are also high in sugar so that people whose blood glucose is higher than normal had better limit the intake of it.

All of the above nuts have two sides for kidney disease patient’s healthy, so as a kidney disease patient you should eat them according to your own condition.

In one word, diet plays an important role in treating kidney disease, so as a kidney disease they should manage their diet seriously. If you have other question like can patient with stage 4 chronic kidney disease eat unsalted pistachios, or need any help in treating kidney disease, do not hesitant to contact our online doctor or leave message to us, we will try our best to help you.

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