Is Peanut Butter Bad for Kidneys

2013-12-28 16:05

Is Peanut Butter Bad for KidneysPeanut butter is really a delicious food that most people enjoy it. But for people with kidney disease, can they still enjoy it? Is peanut butter bad for kidneys? Now let’s have a look.

Lower blood pressure

Peanut butter is a great source of potassium. Potassium can counter the negative effects of sodium. As we all know, for people with kidney disease, their kidneys can not balance the electrolytes, resulting in sodium retention and high blood pressure. In the early stage of kidney disease, proper intake of peanut butter is beneficial for lowering blood pressure. But with the progression of kidney disease, your kidneys can not remove the potassium from your body and you should avoid it.

Control blood sugar

High blood sugar is bad for your kidney and ranks as the leading factor to cause kidney disease. The protein and fiber in peanut butter are both helpful for blood sugar control. So if you suffer from diabetes, eating peanut butter will stabilize your blood sugar and reduce the risk of kidney disease.

Cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular disease always companies with kidney disease. Peanut butter is rich in monounsaturated fat, which has been linked with a decrease in the risk of heart disease. Fiber can reduce bad cholesterol levels. Besides, vitamin E in peanut butter is a powerful antioxidant that has been associated with lower levels of heart disease.

Boost energy

Peanut butter is high in calories. Both protein and healthy monounsaturated fats will give you the energy.

From the above, it seems that peanut butter is good for your kidney. But due to its rich minerals your should limit the intake . How much you can take should depend on your remaining kidney function. Leave us a message or email to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com, you will get a personalized diet plan.

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