Summer is the perfect time of the year when fresh fruits and vegetables are easily accessible. However, patients with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis observe certain restrictions before eating their favorite fruits and vegetables. The reason for this is the high levels of potassium in various summer products. However, we will now present a list of suitable fruits and vegetables that meet the dialysis diet and are easily available in the summer.
Blackberries – Blackberries are very good antioxidant. According to long-term research by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), blackberries rank second on the scale – “Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity”
Blueberries – Blueberries reduce DNA damage which helps the protection against aging and cancer
Cherries – Cherries are rich in flavonoids – such as the important anthocyanins for immunity. They also contain quercetin – a strong anti-inflammatory substance that relieves joint pain and protects against eye diseases.
Grapes – Grapes are rich in vitamins – C, B and provitamin A, which strengthen the nervous system, blood vessels, bones, nails and have a beneficial effect on vision. Grapes are also rich in potassium which supports the heart muscle and exudes the excess fluid, so grapes and its juice are recommended for high blood pressure, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or gallstones.
Peaches – Helps to remove toxins from the body in patients with kidney disease, rheumatism, heart disease and improves the function of the bile, liver and intestines.
Plums – For the liver, kidneys and heart, plum juice is a great helper for discomfort. Prunes are also recommended when suffering from multiple sclerosis. Just a quarter cup of prunes is enough to provide approximately 16.9% of the required daily dose of beta-carotene.
Strawberries – Their healing properties successfully fight the symptoms of melancholy, against seizures, fever, inflammation, blood poisoning and kidney stones.
Carrots – The main merits of carrots are vitamins: carotene (provitamin A), vitamins B1, B2, PP, C. They also contain many enzymes, essential oils, minerals – potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iodine, iron and trace elements manganese and copper.
Cauliflower – Cauliflower is rich in provitamin A, pantothenic and nicotinic acid, folic acid and vitamin K.
Cucumber – Regular consumption of cucumbers can prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Eggplant – a tasty and nutrient-rich vegetable
Lettuce – Lettuce is a green leafy vegetable that contains a lot of vitamin C, folic acid and is also rich in fiber and water.
Peppers – Peppers are an indispensable supplier of vitamin B and folic acid. They balance homocysteine, the high level of which can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Peas – Peas are low in fat and thus help maintain a healthy weight. In the amount of one cup can be found less than 100 calories, but at the same time a lot of protein, fiber and micronutrients.
Radishes – contain vitamin B, as well as certain amounts of vitamin C, which makes them a weapon against colds, viruses and flu.