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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.

What Benefits Can Kidney Disease Patients Get from Watercress

2013-05-29 14:03

What Benefits Can Kidney Disease Patients Get from WatercressBecause of watercress’s food and medical uses, this plant has been in cultivation in Europe, Central Asia and Americas. Since watercress can produce so many healthy benefits, what can people with kidney disease expect from consuming it?

The nutritions in watercress are full and rich. For example, it contains 50mg of vitamins per 100g. Protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin A, S, and D, amino acid, etc, in it are all conducive for our overall health. It is these nutritions that determines people with kidney disease can get the following benefits from this vegetable.

Purify blood: When the kidneys are damaged, they may not cleanse blood perfectly and then more wastes will build up in the body to attack other organs as well as kidneys. It is revealed that regular intake of watercress may help purify patients’ blood and boost their immune system.

Increase urine output and ease diarrhea: Watercress with its ample water content acts as an excellent diuretic. In the case of decreased urine output and diarrhea, patients can get remission to some extent. In addition, some other foods such as parsley and melon also have such a benefit. You can add one or more of these foods to your meals, according to your favor.

Protect kidney function: Watercress contains rich vitamin C that is good to protect patients’ remaining kidney function. To slow down the declining rate of your kidney function, you can consume it.

Prevent or relieve skin and hair problems: People with kidney disease especially kidney failure are more likely to have skin and hair problems. Watercress’s rich minerals and blood purification effect can help solve these problems.

Even though watercress has so many healthy benefits for people with kidney disease, no one can only eat it every day. To make a healthy and good tasty diet plan, many other foods should also be added. Make sure you are taking a scientific diet.

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