Mango is well known as the king of fruits. The rich nutrition of mango offers various health benefits. But for people with kidney disease, is it still good?
Help in anemia
It is likely for kidney disease patients to suffer from anemia, for the kidneys can not excrete enough erythropoietin. Mangoes are high in iron. A regular and moderate intake of mangoes can help improve anemia by increasing the red blood cell count in the body.
Due to the kidney impairment, wastes and toxins building up in the body will result in acidosis. The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid in mango help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
Improve poor appetite
Due to the accumulated wastes and toxins, people with kidney disease often suffer from nausea and vomiting. This influences their appetite. The bioactive ingredients in mangoes like esters, terpenes and aldehydes conduce to enhancing appetite and improving the function of the digestive system.
Boost immune system
Mango contains large amount of vitamins and carotenoids, which keep your immune system healthy and strong.
There are also many other benefits, such as relaxing effect, anti cancer effect, lipid and blood glucose lowering effect. Space limited, we do not list them all here.
-Mangoes contain a small amount of urushinol, which may lead to allergy. If you are allergic to mangoes, please get rid of it.
-Mango is rich in potassium. In the early stage of kidney disease, proper intake of mango is helpful for lowering high blood pressure, but in the end stage, you should limit the intake, or it will lead to hyperkalemia.
From the above, we can see that eating mango is beneficial for kidney disease patients. But you should control the amounts. How much you can take should depend on your remaining kidney function. If you still do not clear about it, please contact our online doctors, they will help you make a wise decision.