Is Tomato Good for Kidney Patients

2014-02-03 09:01

Is Tomato Good for Kidney PatientsWe are all familiar with tomatoes, but may do not know the heath benefits of tomatoes. Is tomato good for kidney patients? In the following, you can find the answer.


Kidney disease means there is inflammation response in the kidney. Eating tomatoes can reduce inflammatory process in the body, reduce antigen and antibody reaction and calms the host. This is very beneficial for the kidney patients.

Boost immunity

Tomatoes are good source of vitamin C. One cup serving of chopped tomatoes contains more than 25 g of vitamin C. It is an important part of a healthy immune system, which can protect you from aliments, such as cold and infection.

Maintain bone health

Due to loss of calcium and vitamin D deficiency, kidney patients often suffer from renal osteopathy. Tomato contains carotenoid, which can prevent from osteoporosis and protect against hip fractures through increasing the strength of the bone.

Prevent heart disease

Heart disease is the main cause of death for kidney patients. Eating tomatoes can lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Besides, tomatoes contains less amount of fat and calories, which does not have any effect on blood vessels. Therefore, it can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Improve anemia

Because the damaged kidney can not secrete enough erythropoietin and the building-up of wastes and toxins shorten the lifespan of red blood cells, the amount of red blood cells decrease, resulting in anemia. Eating tomatoes increases red blood cell count as a supplement for iron deficiency.

However, a cup of tomatoes juice has 534 mg potassium, which means that kidney patients can not consume too much tomatoes, in case it will increase the burden on the kidneys and cause weakness, nausea and problems breathing and so on. If you have doubt whether you can eat tomatoes or not, you can send your test report to After analysis, we will give you the accurate answer.

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