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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.

Are Pumpkin Seeds OK to Eat with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-02-27 11:17

Are Pumpkin Seeds OK to Eat with Polycystic Kidney Disease“Pumpkin seeds are wonderful! I like to eat in my leisure time. I would like to know: are pumpkin seeds OK to eat with Polycystic Kidney Disease?” Now, let’s read on to find the answer.

At first, let’s look at the following overview of pumpkin seeds.

High nutritive value

With high nutritive value and better flavor, pumpkin seeds are popularly consumed by people. Recent studies have shown that pumpkin seeds contain lots of chemical composition such as fatty oil, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, vitamin E, etc. We can benefit from these nutritions.

The efficacy and impact of pumpkin seeds

The efficacy and impact such as invigorating spleen and replenishing qi, moistening lung, detoxification, eliminating the cancerogenic substance, lowering high blood pressure, easing the swelling, solving the problem of urinary incontinence and the bladder disease.

Also, the pumpkin seeds have the function of preventing and improving for male prostatitis. Doctors thinks that eating about 50g of pumpkin seeds can prevent the disease of prostate a day.

The side effects of pumpkin seeds

Lots of things are double-edged swords. Though pumpkin seeds are rich in many nutritions, meanwhile, they have some side effects on human body.

Pumpkin seeds are high in fat, and it will cause a heavy burden on kidney and liver. That’s the reason why you feel sick after eating too much. So patients with polycystic kidney disease are not suitable for eating pumpkin seeds.

Besides, in order not to cause a heavy burden on kidney, patients with polycystic kidney disease should avoid too much intake of protein, especially in plant and animal protein such as meat, rice, noodles, bean products, etc. Aside from this, a low-salt diet is recommended.

Through the above diet, you may be clear about the diet of polycystic kidney disease. To reduce the burden on kidney, please have a scientific and reasonable diet. Welcome to consult our experts if you have any questions.

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