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Is Tofu Good for IgA Nephropathy

Is Tofu Good for IgA NephropathyWhen diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, many patients are curious about what they should eat and what they should eat. Tofu is a great source of protein. Is it good for IgA Nephropathy?

Tofu consumption meets the body’s needs for protein.

Generally speaking, protein is good for people, because our body needs protein to build muscles, make antibodies and enzymes, etc. For IgA Nephropathy patients, they can not live without protein either, but they should pay attention to the daily intake, because too much protein intake increases your kidneys workload and worsens proteinuria. Besides, IgA Nephropathy patients should choose high quality protein to eat, because this kind of protein contains the essential amino acids your body needs. When it is digested, less metabolic waste products come into being.

Tofu contains the 8 essential amino acids our bodies requires. And their percentages are similar to the demand. Besides, tofu is packed with carbohydrates, vitamins and various minerals. Therefore, tofu is a good choice for IgA Nephropathy patients.

Tofu helps lower cholesterol level.

Some IgA Nephropathy patients have high blood cholesterol level. High cholesterol level increases the risk of heart failure. And heart failure is the main cause of death for kidney patients. Eating tofu regularly helps lower total cholesterol, triglycerides and low density lipoprotein.

Tofu helps prevent bone disease.

IgA Nephropathy impairs your kidney function so as to affect your body to absorb calcium. Tofu is rich in calcium so as to help you prevent bone disease.

Is tofu good for IgA Nephropathy?

From the above we can see that moderate tofu intake is good for IgA Nephropathy patients, but daily intake should be restricted. How much you can eat depends on your remaining kidney function. If you would like to get an accurate answer, please leave your basic medical condition below. Our doctor will help you make a personalized diet plan according to your case.

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