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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 Whole Grain Good to Eat with Kidney Cyst

2014-02-25 09:16

Is Whole Grain Good to Eat with Kidney CystWhole gain is honored as a hearty option for healthy person. Is it still good for patients with kidney cysts to eat whole grain. Kidney cyst can occur at any age especially in elderly people, so they are required to follow a strict diet plan. Whether kidney cyst patients can eat whole grain or not. We will give out the answer below.

In our daily life, three types of grains are common including whole grains, refined grains and enriched grains. Among these three types, whole grains are more suitable to appear in our diet. For kidney cysts patients, they are more likely to develop some other problems such as blood urine, urinary tract infections, etc. From this point, whole grains indeed can do something for these patients.

Firstly, we had better know whole grains, compared with other types of grains, are a great source of complex carbohydrates, minerals and essential vitamins. Also, they are low in fat. All of these nutritions make whole grains have the following benefits.

- Help regulate blood pressure

- Prevent inflammatory reactions and infections

- Maintain healthy weight

- Control and prevent diabetes

- Reduce heart disease incidence

- Boost immune system

From the above analysis, we can know whole grains are good for most kidney cysts. However, if patients have gastrointestinal tract disorders, they may need to control the intake of whole grain for its high content of crude fiber. Besides whole grain, kidney cyst patients should pay highly attention to every food in their diet. The general dietary requirements are as follows:

- Follow a low-salt diet

- Control the intake of protein

- Drink enough water and cranberry juice

- Take in correct amount of potassium and phosphorus

Here are some basic dietary requirements for kidney cyst patients. If you still have questions about kidney cyst diet, welcome to send an email to or consult the online doctor directly.

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