We all know that patients with kidney disease have many restriction in their diet, they need to pay attention to what they eat. As tomato is a common food in our daily life, it is popular in many people. Thereby, many patients in CKD stage 4 may wander if eating tomato is good for them.
Though tomato is a healthy food for people, patients with CKD stage 4 should be careful when they take it.
Advantages of tomato for patients in CKD stage 4
Eating tomato is good to preventing cardiovascular disease. As we know, patients in CKD stage 4 may also have cardiovacular disease, so eating tomato is a good choice to preventing it. Because tomato contains abundant lycopene, and it has the function of antioxidation. This function can prevent the accumulation of lipid polymer in blood vessel wall. In addition, angiosclerosis and angiemphraxis can be prevented, so the risk of cardiovascular disease is decreased greatly. Besides, the substance of P3 in tomato is helpful in preventing coagulation of blood plate, and it is good for the prevention of thrombus.
Eating tomato is good for diuresis. The abundant of potassium and alkaline substances in tomato are helpful for the excretion of sodium. So eating tomato is helpful for patients in CKD stage 4. Because most of patients in CKD stage 4 has the symptoms of edema and high blood pressure, and the excretion of sodium can reduce the symptoms of edema and high blood pressure.
Eating tomato is good for promoting digestion. Patients in CKD stage 4 often have gastrointestinal problems, eating tomato will be helpful for them. Because the organic acids in tomato can promote the excretion of gastric juice, and it is helpful in the digestion of fat and protein. These substances can improve the gastrointestinal function which will improve the recovery of gastrointestinal disease.
Other benefits: eating tomato also has other advantages for our health. It is helpful for anti-aging and it is beneficial in preventing cancer. Eating tomato is also helpful in anti-inflammation and replenishing blood.
For patients in CKD stage 4, they should be careful when they eat tomato. If they have not take tomato in a proper way, it may have bad effects on them.
As we know, there is abundant potassium in tomato, so patients in CKD stage 4 should pay attention to it. Because patients in CKD stage 4 often have hyperkalemia, if they eat too munch tomato, it will aggravate their illness condition.
Therefore, patients in CKD stage 4 should ask the advices about their doctors if they want to take tomato in their diet plan. For your health, patients need to pay more attention to what they eat.