What Fruits Can Kidney Dialysis Patients Eat

Most patients on dialysis are asked not to eat any fruit. All fruits, they say have high potassium. A high potassium is bad for the heart. This is not entirely true! I believe people on dialysis can have a little low potassium fruit everyday. Here is a table of the potassium content of some foods:

Apples: 1 medium apple with skin have 158 mg potassium. High in fiber and anti-inflammatory compounds, an apple a day may really keep the doctor away. make them into apple sauce, or use in a dessert such as apple pie orapple cake. You can also drink them as apple juice or apple cider.


Cranberries: 1/2 cup serving cranberry juice cocktail have 22 mg potassium, These tangy, tasty berries are known to protect against bladder infections by preventingbacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. In a similar way, cranberries also protect the stomach from ulcer-causing bacteria and protect the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, promoting GI health. Cranberries have also been shown to protect against cancer and heart disease.


Red grapes: 1/2 cup serving red grapes have 88 mg potassium, Buy grapes with red or purple skin since their anthocyanin content is higher. Freeze them to eat as a snack or to quench thirst for those on a fluid restriction for the dialysis diet.


Cherries: Cherries have been shown to reduce inflammation when eaten daily. They are also packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect the heart.


Others: Other fruits you have while on dialysis include peaches, pineapple, raspberries  Lemon, Lime and strawberries. You can have juices such as cranberry juice, grape juice and lemon juice. Other juices include root beer and ginger ale.



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