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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.

Which Is Good for Kidney Disease Patients, Guava or Pomegranate

2014-12-01 06:04

Which Is Good for Kidney Disease Patients, Guava or PomegranateHealthy kidneys remove wastes from the blood to help your body prevent a buildup of toxins that can cause various chronic or acute kidney diseases. When kidneys are damaged, they cannot filter some waste produced after digestion of certain food. Which is good for kidney disease patients, guava or pomegranate?

In fact, there is no certain food is totally good for our bodies. The key of intake is moderation. When taking them, you should know both benefits and potential harm. Any other questions, you can email to us at, or leave a message below.

Guava for kidneys

● Benefits

1. Boosting immunity. Due to the rich content of vitamin C, guava is a good supplement for boosting immune ability.

2. Control blood sugar. High blood sugar can cause kidney damage, therefore taking guava is recommended since it contain polyphenol, which can help regulate blood sugar level.

3. Reduce high blood pressure.

● Consideration

High level of potassium in guava is found. Since the damaged kidneys fail to regulate the balance of certain minerals and hormones, such as sodium, phosphorous, potassium, erythropoietin and calcitriol.

High potassium level will lead to shortness of breath and abnormal heart rate, so it is restricted if your serum potassium level is high.

Pomegranate for kidneys

● Benefits

1. Slow the buildup of cholesterol in your arteries.

2. High concentration of antioxidants. Antioxidants called polyphenols, anthocyanins and tannins are good for inactivating antioxidant pathways, so that they are beneficial for preventing or relieving some infections.

● Consideration

Pomegranate is also high in potassium. Hence kidney disease patients should limit the amount of pomegranate they eat or drink. While cranberry which has the similar function is low in potassium so it is a good choice.


Kidney disease is not easy to be treatmentd. When it reaches to Stage 3 or more advanced stages, it is irreversible. Even though some food are good for your body, it cannot treat kidney disease replacing medicines. Therefore, to manage kidney disease, timely and proper medication is very necessary and the most important.

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