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Can Dialysis Patients Drink Almond Milk

2013-11-24 11:07

Can Dialysis Patients Drink Almond MilkAlmond milk is very delicious for many people. Is it okay for dialysis patients to drink? The good news is that: yes, they can. Due to its benefits, almond milk is suggested for patient who are on dialysis.

Read on and find the benefits of almond milk for dialysis patients as follows:

- almond milk has rich calcium. It was reported that one cup of almond milk can contain about 300mg calcium. Calcium is a very important substance in your body to keep your bone healthy. However, in patients who are on dialysis, their kidneys fail to function well.

Kidneys work to regulate the potassium level and keep it in a normal range. When kidneys are damaged, they fail to remove the excessive potassium in the blood. As a result, the potassium level will be elevated. When potassium builds up in the blood, the calcium will lose from the body, causing various bone diseases.

Almond milk contains plenty of calcium, which can help keep dialysis patients have strong bones and prevent bone diseases.

- almond milk is low in protein. For patients with dialysis, they are suggested to avoid rich protein foods. When kidneys cannot work well, the high protein foods will be a burden for the damaged kidneys. Because the kidneys have to remove the waste products of protein foods.

- almond milk contains amount of vitamins. Almond milk is nutrient-fortified and high in vitamin A and E, which show the effects as antioxidants and immunity improver. It can help dialysis patients to prevent metabolic disease and bone problems.

Apart from almond milk, what milk is good to the patients on dialysis? Calcium, phosphorus, potassium and protein content should all be considered when choosing a milk alternative.R ice milk, soy milk and nondairy milk can be alternatives to dialysis patients.

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