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Can Someone with IgA Nephropathy Eat Peanut Butter

Can Someone with IgA Nephropathy Eat Peanut ButterBecause of its delicious taste, peanut butter becomes most people’s favorite. But can someone with IgA Nephropathy eat peanut butter?

Health benefits of peanut butter for IgA Nephropathy

Peanut butter does not only taste delicious, but also has many health benefits. Generally speaking, eating peanut moderately is OK for IgA Nephropathy patients.

-IgA Nephropathy patients often have high blood pressure. Hypertension does not only impair your kidneys, but also increase your risk of heart failure. Heart failure is the main cause of death for kidney patients. Studies show that peanuts lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, because the potassium in peanut counteracts the effect of sodium so as to help you lower blood pressure. Besides, regular peanut butter consumption reduces your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

-With the development of IgA Nephropathy, patients may have bone disease. Peanut butter provides a source of manganese, which supports healthy bone development.

-Eating peanut butter also supports your metabolism, suppresses hunger, prevent gallstones, reduce the risk of diabetes, etc.

Can someone with IgA Nephropathy eat peanut butter?

Though peanut butter has so many health benefits, IgA Nephropathy patients should pay attention to its consumption.

-Peanut butter is a great source of protein. When you have proteinuria, too much peanut butter consumption may worsen your proteinuria. Besides, this kind of protein is plant protein. Plant protein metabolism may produce a lot of urea, which may increase the workload of kidneys.

-Peanut butter is packed with phosphorus. If your kidney function has been impaired, phosphorus builds up in the blood, leading to many symptoms, such as skin itch.

-If your blood potassium level is beyond the normal level, you had better limit peanut butter intake, because it acts as an excellent source of potassium.

Therefore, you had better consult a doctor before you add peanut butter into the diet. Here we have free online doctor to help you make a personalized diet plan.

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