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Can Renal Failure Patients Eat Coconut Oil

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-01-21 15:13

Can Renal Failure Patients Eat Coconut OilAs we all know, kidney failure patients have many diet restriction. Because diet really plays an important role in slowing down the disease progression. Coconut oil has been part of Ayurvedic medicine for 5000 years in India, which is an excellent source of nutrition. Can they eat coconut oil? Honestly speaking, eating coconut oil has many health benefits for kidney failure patients.

Lower the risk of heart disease

Heart disease is the common complication of kidney failure. Coconut oil is loaded with saturated fat, which can reduce triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, raise the good cholesterol, change the bad cholesterol to a benign subtype. The improvement in cardiovascular risk factors can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Increase immunity

Renal failure patients often have a poor immune system. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which converts to a substance called monolaurin in the body. Monolauric has been shown to be useful in increasing immunity and fighting viruses and disease.

Boost metabolism

Due to kidney function impairment, their body metabolism will be affected. Coconut oil can boost metabolism. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body’s immune system and keep weight off.

Manage blood sugar

If your kidney failure results from diabetes, eating coconut oil is very beneficial, for it can protect against insulin resistance and improve insulin sensitivity.

Help discharge toxin

Fatty acid in coconut oil can kill the harmful virus and then remove the toxin from your body. This may decrease the burden on kidney.

What is more, eating coconut oil helps the body absorb other vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Though eating coconut oil has so many benefits, you have to pay attention to the amount. You had better consult a dietitian to make a diet plan. We are also glad to help you.


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