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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 Broccoli Good for Cortical Cyst in Kidney

2013-08-12 16:58

Is Broccoli Good for Cortical Cyst in KidneyCortical cyst in kidney is a common kidney disease. With this kind of cyst, doctors always remind patients of the importance of eating healthy. Broccoli is one essential vegetable in our daily life. Is broccoli good for cortical cyst in kidney?

Compared with other vegetables, broccoli has more comprehensive and rich nutritions. We know tomato and chili are great source of vitamin C, but in fact, the content of vitamin C in broccoli is higher. In addition, this vegetable also contains rich calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, Zn, Mn, etc. All of these substances determine broccoli is able to bring the following benefits for people with renal cortical cyst.

Powerful antioxidant: Of all cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out because of its rich antioxidant substances including vitamin C and flavonoid, called kaempferol, which can help to battle allergies, inflammation and infections.

◆ Detoxification: Broccoli contains three substances, glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiin and glucobrassicin, all of which support the whole body’s detox process, so as to help maintain a clean internal environment for all organs as well as kidney.

Blood pressure: With a high amount of potassium, broccoli also contains some other minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These substances are able to regulate blood pressure.

Cancer prevention: According to different natures, cortical cyst has two types: simple cortical cyst and complex cortical cyst. For people whose cyst is complex, he is more likely to have high risk of kidney cancer. Broccoli has an effect on preventing cancer.

This vegetable contains a variety of nutritions. However, just because of this, some patients have to avoid broccoli. For example, if their potassium level is higher than the normal, broccoli is something that they need to get rid of. In order to eat broccoli healthily, you had better consult the doctor firstly.

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