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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.

Fruits Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-05-25 09:31

Fruits Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseNo matter what chronic kidney disease you have, diet has a real effect on how fast the condition progresses. In PKD patients’ diet, fruits are indispensable. However, what fruits are good for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Different from other kidney diseases, PKD is characterized with numerous kidney cysts. The biggest risk of PKD is the expansion of these cysts, so the best fruits should be the one that can slow down the growth of cysts or protect kidney function. The following is some suggestions. If you want to get a fruit list in detail, you can send email to enclosing a brief description of your illness condition so that I can give you a diet plan suitable for you.


Cranberry is always considered as the best fruit for people with PKD, because it can block urinary tract infections and prevent kidney stones, both of which are common symptoms of PKD. In addition, it can also protect kidney function, prevent heart disease, improve mental health and boost immune system. Cranberry juice and cranberry sauce are the most frequently consumed cranberry products. You can enjoy them based on your favor.

Red grapes

Red grapes contain several flavonoids that help protect against heart disease and reduce the formation of blood clots. You can freeze them to eat as a snack or quench thirst on a fluid restriction if you are on dialysis.


You must have already heard that an apple a day may really keep the doctor away. From this, we can know the general population can get a lot of benefits from eating apple, so do people with PKD. Apple can be consumed to reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer.


Raspberries contain rich ellagic acid that helps neutralize free radicals in the body to prevent cell damage, so this fruit can protect your kidney function and avoid further kidney damage. What’s more, it is also an excellent source of vitamins, manganese, fiber and folate, all of which are good for your health.

A right diet can help treat Polycystic Kidney Disease, while a mistaken one may worsen your condition. Make sure you are eating with the guideline of doctor. If any confusion, you can consult the online doctor.

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