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Is Broccoli Good for FSGS Patients

Is Broccoli Good for FSGS PatientsLike other patients, FSGS patients are also required to follow a renal-friendly diet. Broccoli is a kind of vegetable which contains various nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, fiber and calcium. Is broccoli good for FSGS patients? The answer is certain. Now let’s see its health benefits in the following first.

Broccoli assists in the prevention of osteoporosis.

FSGS patients often have vitamin D deficiency, which may result in bone disease, because vitamin D affects the absorption of calcium. The more advanced FSGS, the more possibility for you to have vitamin D deficiency and bone disease. Broccoli contains vitamin A and K, which help to keep the metabolism of vitamin D in balance and reduce your risk of bone disease.

Broccoli reduces inflammation.

Due to the kidney function impairment, wastes begin to build up in the blood. They may cause kidney inflammation and joint inflammation, etc. Broccoli is packed with omega 3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory.

Broccoli strengthens immune system.

A strong immune system helps you fight against kidney disease, while a poor immune system exposes you to various disease. Broccoli is a good source of powerful antioxidants, such as sulforaphane and vitamin C, which can neutralize the free radicals in the body, reducing their damage to your body. They can also help your body fight against disease, even preventing cancer.

Other health benefits

Broccoli may also reduce cholesterol level due to its soluble fiber. It can also help you control blood pressure because of the potassium. Besides, it helps to fight heart disease by preventing the thickening of arteries and it contains phytonutrients that have a strong impact on our body’s detoxification system.

However, there is health risks of broccoli.

Some reports show that broccoli may be interfere with blood thinning medications, and too much intake of broccoli may increase the chances of developing kidney stones.

Therefore, you had better watch your intake of broccoli. Before you add it into the diet, you had better consult your doctor.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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