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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is Broccoli Good For PKD Patients

2014-01-08 11:12

Is Broccoli Good For PKD PatientsBroccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. It not only tastes delicious, but also contains high nutritions, so it is deeply loved by many people. Well then, for some patients, they may ask such a question: is broccoli good for PKD patients?

Honestly speaking, to judge whether broccoli or a certain food is good for PKD patients, the most important thing is to analyze what nutritions contained in it carefully. Generally speaking, according to many researches, broccoli is good for PKD patients whose kidney function are relatively normal as a healthy people, the reasons are as follow:

1. High blood pressure, it is a common symptom of PKD patients. While broccoli contains rich potassium, calcium, magnesium and other nutritions, all of these are useful for helping to regulate high blood pressure.

2. Broccoli is rich in vitamin C which can improve the immune system and detoxification of liver and vitamin K which can be used to maintain the tenacity of blood vessels in order to prevent it rupture effectively. Both the benefits are so helpful for PKD patients to fight against kidney disease powerfully.

3. Besides, drinking broccoli soup can help clear heat and resolve thirst as well as increase the urine output which plays a vital role in discharging more wastes out of the body.

4. In addition, flavonoid in the broccoli can not only prevent infection, but also clean the blood for PKD patients.

5. Finally, active compounds contained in broccoli such as glucoraphanin and glucobrassicin, support the whole body’s antidotal process, as as to help maintain a clean internal environment for all organs as well as kidneys.

Since broccoli has so many benefits, is broccoli good for PKD patients? Because broccoli has a lot of potassium, phosphorus, sodium, form this, if these substances’ level are high in your body, we suggest you avoid broccoli intake try your best.

In a word, before you eat any foods, please do a overall body examination in a professional kidney hospital and talk about your doctor carefully. Of course, if you want to know more about diet suggestions for PKD, you had better consult our online experts immediately, they are always ready to make a personalized dietary for you. 

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